Colin Allred Possible Ted Cruz Senate Challenge

Colin Allred Possible Ted Cruz Senate Challenge

( – Democrat Colin Allred of Texas is apparently thinking about challenging Republican Ted Cruz in the state’s Senate in 2024.

In 2018, Texas’ 32nd Congressional District was won by Allred, a former assistant in the Department of HUD’s Office of General Counsel during the Obama administration. He defeated Republican Pete Sessions of Texas to become the next representative there.

Cruz has withdrawn from the 2024 presidential race and reaffirmed his intention to compete for reelection to the Senate for a third term.

Despite O’Rourke’s performance in collecting $80 million when campaigning against Cruz, he was unable to defeat him in 2018. Cruz, on the other hand, only managed to raise $38.9 million for his campaign.

In an interview with CBS earlier In February, Cruz attempted to calm fears about his ambitions by emphasizing that he is “fighting for 30 million Texans.”

Democrats’ hopes for a statewide triumph in the important seat of the governorship of Texas were dashed when O’Rourke lost to Republican Greg Abbott by a wide margin in the last election cycle.

Democrat leaders in North Texas consider Colin Allred a future star, but his national visibility pales in comparison to that of O’Rourke, who came within 2.6% of winning his race against Cruz in the 2018 election.

Allred has successfully held his seat twice in the years after his historic triumph, despite the fact that his district is a swing district consisting of numerous conservative voters.

Allred’s organization has been gathering with strategists for the last several weeks in an effort to devise a statewide strategy to defeat Cruz. During the same several weeks, his press team has been working overtime, spreading news of his legislative accomplishments and highlighting the bipartisan nature of his approach to addressing problems.

Allred, if he runs, will be entering one of the most challenging maps for Senate hopefuls for Democrats in recent memory. Democrats will have to defend 23 of their currently held seats, including three held by independents who support Democrats, while the Republicans will only be focused on defending around 11 of their currently held seats.

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