Wright hugs his mother after learning he'd won the 47th District nomination

August 7, 2012 | 11:42 p.m. CDT
John Wright, left, hugs his mother Sarah Riddick after his win was announced during a watch party Tuesday evening. Riddick was a big part of Wright's campaign. "The most fun I had was going door to door. People really appreciate the effort, especially in the heat this summer," Riddick said.

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