ICYMI: Allred Continues to Prove He is the Candidate to Defeat Ted Cruz Next November
DALLAS – The momentum continues behind Congressman Colin Allred’s campaign for Senate as his campaign announced bringing in over $8.6 million for his first FEC filing, including raising $6.2 million in just 59 days, the highest Q2 raise in Texas history – and Allred was raising for only 2 of the 3 months. Allred’s campaign had over 97,600 unique donors and 96% of the gifts received were $100 or less.
Allred continued to solidify himself as the best candidate to defeat Ted Cruz picking up the endorsement of the American Federation of Government Employees, whose Texas leadership called him the clear choice for working people across Texas. They joined the Congressional Black Caucus, End Citizens United//Let America Vote, and Foreign Policy for America in backing Allred’s candidacy.
All of this builds on early momentum behind Allred’s candidacy including political experts at the Cook Political Report, Inside Elections and Roll Call upgrading Democrats’ chance of winning Texas due to Allred’s announcement. As well as two polls showing Allred in a single digit race against Ted Cruz.
Key clips you might’ve missed:
Texas Tribune: U.S. Rep. Colin Allred raises $6.2 million in first 2 months of Senate race
- “Allred’s second-quarter fundraising cements his formidability as a fundraiser.”
- “[I]t took [O’Rourke] his first three fundraising quarters — nine months — to raise the $6.2 million that Allred collected in 59 days.”
The Dallas Morning News: Ted Cruz, Colin Allred prepare for Senate showdown as others plan to join the race
- “Allred’s candidacy has some analysts predicting the Senate race will be competitive.”
- “‘Given everything, it’s a jump ball,’ said University of Houston political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus.”
Houston Chronicle: Former NFL player U.S. Rep. Colin Allred launches early campaign to push out Sen. Ted Cruz in 2024
- “Perhaps most importantly, Allred has shown he can actually beat a Republican incumbent.”
KLTV: Former NFL player tries to tackle Ted Cruz’s Senate seat
- ‘I want to be a pragmatic, honest, hardworking Senator for our state and represent all Texans,’ Allred said.”
- “The Democrat pitches himself to voters as a lifelong Texan who is willing to work across the aisle.”
Fox Texas: Texas the Issue Is
- “We know as Texans we can’t afford to have another term of Ted Cruz representing us in the Senate. That’s what it is about.”
Reform Austin: U.S. Rep. Colin Allred Cements Himself As A Strong Fundraiser For The Senate Race
- “The fundraising efforts by Allred in the first two months of the Senate race, cement him as a formidable fundraiser.”