In McAllen, Allred Earns Endorsement of Michelle Vallejo in Race for U.S. Senate And Endorses Michelle Vallejo for U.S. Congress
McAllen, TX — Today, Congressman Colin Allred announced that he has earned the endorsement of TX-15 Democratic congressional candidate Michelle Vallejo for his campaign for U.S. Senate – and that he is endorsing Michelle Vallejo in her bid for U.S. Congress.
“As a small business owner and lifelong South Texan, Michelle Vallejo knows better than most just how badly the people of the Rio Grande Valley need real representation in Washington. That’s why I’m so honored to have her support in our race for Senate, and why I’m excited to endorse her candidacy for Congress,” said Congressman Allred. “Michelle knows that the towns and cities of the Valley are diverse, vibrant, tight-knit communities – and they deserve so much more than just serving as photo-ops for extremists like Ted Cruz or Monica De La Cruz. In the Senate and in Congress, Michelle and I are going to fight for South Texas and work everyday to lower costs, grow our economy and create jobs.”
Statement from Michelle Vallejo:
“Colin has been an exceptional leader for Texas since he entered Congress in 2018. He’s exactly what a Member of Congress should be: someone who leaves political showmanship behind, rolls up their sleeves, and does the necessary work to make life easier for hardworking Texas families.
“Everyday Texans, whether from Dallas or McAllen, don’t care about the culture war issues that Ted Cruz and Monica De La Cruz rely on to divide us. Texans want lower insulin costs. They want to know Social Security and Medicare will still be there for them as they get older. They want to be able to afford a visit to the doctor. They want to know that when they work hard they can achieve their American Dream. These are the kitchen table issues that Colin is focused on – and what I’ll focus on when I’m in Congress. I’m honored to have earned the endorsement of a leader like Colin – and I can’t wait to see him represent Texas in the Senate.”
Allred has also earned the endorsements of Reps. Lizzie Fletcher, Marc Veasey, and Veronica Escobar; State Senator César Blanco of El Paso and State Representative Chris Turner of Arlington; and former State Senator Wendy Davis.
In addition, Allred has earned the support of organizations like the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, Foreign Policy for America, American Federation of Government Employees, and End Citizens United // Let America Vote.