Katrina Pierson, a former spokesperson for Donald Trump’s failed re-election bid is planning to run for Congress and will make a final decision in the next 48 hours.
A source close to Pierson told The Hill, that she is building a campaign team and has spoken to some top Republican consulting firms, ahead of making an announcement in the coming days.
Pierson is planning on running to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Texas Rep. Ron Wright. Wright died in early February from COVID complications.
“There is a lot of excitement about my potential candidacy, and I am honored to have so much local support,” Pierson said in a text message to The Hill. “As a proven conservative fighter, from my home state of Texas, I remain committed to furthering the America First agenda. I was with President Trump long before the historic escalator ride, and I remain with him still. I will make my final decision within the next 48 hours.”
Republicans have won Texas’ 6th congressional district in past presidential elections, though the margin is shrinking. Trump beat President Biden by three points in 2020. He received 51% percent of the vote, a three point drop from 2016, and a 7 point decline from Romney in 2012.
Potential candidates have until Wednesday to file paperwork to run for the seat. A primary election is scheduled for May 1.
So far, Ron Wright’s widow, Susan Wright, Sery Kim, who worked in HHS during the first year of the Trump administration, and state Rep. Jake Ellzey, who narrowly lost to Wright in 2018, are planning on running for the seat.
It is expected that Pierson will get the coveted Trump endorsement once she makes an announcement, which will be a huge boost in the primary election.
Pierson is a Trump sycophant who truly believes that the November presidential election was stolen from him and Republicans must remove any legislator who voted to uphold the results of the election.
In an interview with Breitbart, she accused state election officials of refusing to investigate Trump’s debunked claims of widespread voter fraud and blasted state legislators for not using recall statute powers to remove elected officials like the Georgia Secretary of State, who upheld the results of the election, Newsweek reports.