Colin Allred Outraises Ted Cruz by nearly $3M in Texas Senate Race

Allred leads Cruz in cash on hand by nearly $1 million after only two months in race, leads Senate candidates in receipts nationwide

DALLAS—Congressman Colin Allred outraised Senator Ted Cruz by nearly $3 million in the second fundraising quarter, despite Cruz raising for three whole months and Allred having just 59 days as a Senate candidate.

Allred had a total of $8.8 million in receipts for the quarter; raising $6.2 million in just two months since he announced his candidacy, while  Cruz raised $3.4 million into his campaign account over the full quarter. Allred outraised every U.S. Senator up for re-election this cycle.

After only one quarter in the race, Allred already leads  Cruz in cash on hand by nearly $1 million, stockpiling $5.7 million to Cruz’s $4.8 million. Allred’s campaign received donations from 97,600 unique donors. 

What they’re saying: 

  • Texas Tribune: “The Republican’s haul fell short of the money raised by Rep. Colin Allred, a Democratic opponent who collected $6.2 million in a shorter period…” 
  • Reform Austin: “The fundraising efforts by Allred in the first two months of the Senate race, cement him as a formidable fundraiser.”
  • Texas Standard: “Colin Allred raises big bucks in Senate campaign against Ted Cruz.”
  • Texas Tribune: “[I]t took [O’Rourke] his first three fundraising quarters — nine months — to raise the $6.2 million that Allred collected in 59 days.”

Allred’s standout fundraising is more evidence he is the right candidate to beat Ted Cruz. In 2018, Allred defeated a 22-year Republican incumbent and House Committee Chair by 7 points, and won a hard-fought re-election campaign in 2020 by 6 points in a district targeted by national Republicans. 

His time in Congress has been marked by bipartisan efforts to make Texas stronger: creating the new VA Medical Center in Garland, passing a new trade deal with Mexico, making the biggest investment in rebuilding our roads and bridges in a generation, and working with Texas Sen. John Cornyn to pass the first common-sense laws to reduce gun violence in decades.

Allred has already earned major endorsements, including from the American Federation of Government Employees, End Citizens United, the Congressional Black Caucus PAC and Foreign Policy for America.

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