CAMPAIGN UPDATE: As Q3 Comes to a Close, Allred Boasts Massive Momentum and Brings Landmark Bipartisan Victory to Texas
Dallas, TX — As the third FEC quarter comes to a close this Saturday, Congressman Allred has spent the past week further building his campaign’s momentum.
He secured additional support from a broad, diverse coalition of Texas leaders – including Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis. This new slate of endorsers builds on the support of Reps. Escobar, Veasey and Fletcher, State Senator Cesar Blanco, and many others.
In addition to local Texas leaders, Allred was proud to earn the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters this morning – with the environmental advocacy group saying that, “On the heels of the hottest summer on record, continued electric grid issues, and constant attacks on our voting rights, Texans deserve leaders like Colin Allred who will prioritize fighting the climate crisis and protecting our democracy, especially in communities already at the forefront of extreme weather and pollution.”
The League of Conservation Voters is a known player in important races across the country, and they join other national organizations such as End Citizens United // Let America Vote, Congressional Black Caucus PAC and others in their early support of Colin Allred’s candidacy.
These statewide and national endorsements come days after Congressman Allred was in Austin on Saturday for the Texas Tribune Festival. There, he spoke with NPR’s Tamara Keith about his race to defeat Ted Cruz, comparing his pragmatic record of bipartisan wins for Texas families to Cruz’s record of extremism and absentee leadership. On the same stage, just hours later, Cruz reaffirmed his desire for a national abortion ban and said he fled Texas during the 2021 winter freeze because he “[doesn’t] know how to string power lines.”