ICYMI: Allred Has Outraised Ted Cruz on Every FEC Filing Since Launching His Campaign, Raised Nearly $3 Million in Six Weeks

DALLAS – As he has done on every FEC report since launching his campaign, Congressman Colin Allred outraised Ted Cruz on his pre-primary FEC report. Congressman Colin Allred’s campaign reported raising over $2.97 million in just six weeks. Allred also maintains a nearly $2 million cash-on-hand advantage over Cruz.

Texans believe in freedom and are inspired by Congressman Allred’s campaign to beat Ted Cruz and restore their freedoms,” said Colin Allred for Senate Campaign Manager Paige Hutchinson. “Our campaign is so proud to have the support of so many Texans who know they don’t have to be embarrassed by their Senator, they can get a new one.”

Since launching his campaign, Allred has:

  • Brought in over $21.3 million

  • Received contributions from Texans in 246 of Texas’ 254 counties

  • Been supported by more than 220,000 individual contributors 

  • An average donation of $33.73

Building the Campaign to Beat Ted Cruz, Allred to Report Raising Over $2.97 Million in Six Weeks, Expands TV Ads to Three New Markets

DALLAS – Today, Congressman Colin Allred’s campaign announced he will report raising over $2.97 million in six weeks on his pre-primary FEC report. Additionally, the Allred campaign expanded its television advertising into the San Antonio, El Paso and Waco markets, and is now sharing Allred’s message with voters in six media markets across the state.

Texas is ready for fresh ideas and new leadership, and Congressman Allred continues to work hard to meet voters where they are and build the foundation to unseat Ted Cruz,” said Colin Allred for Senate Campaign Manager Paige Hutchinson. “Our campaign is grateful to all the Texans who have thrown their support behind us and excited to continue sharing Congressman Allred’s story and determination to protect Texans’ freedoms across the state.”

The campaign’s expanded TV advertising is in addition to the campaign’s statewide digital advertising, and Spanish-language TV and digital program. Allred is currently the only candidate in the Senate race running paid communication programs to voters across the state on digital platforms and TV.

Over the weekend, Congressman Allred made campaign stops throughout the Rio Grande ValleyHouston and Austin and continues to travel the state meeting Texans where they are.

Quick stats since launch:

  • Over $21.3 million in total receipts

  • Contributions from 246 of Texas’ 254 counties since launch

  • More than 220,000 individual contributors

  • Average donation $33.73

Allred Earns Endorsement from Fort Worth Star-Telegram, He is “the best choice to possibly win the race”

DALLAS  Today, Congressman Colin Allred earned the endorsement of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board. This is the fourth major newspaper editorial board to endorse Allred, who earned the endorsement of the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News in his campaign to beat Ted Cruz. 

Key Excerpts:

“…for most voters, the priority is probably just beating Cruz, and a candidate with a more welcoming approach to moderate and conservative voters could be a more effective candidate. That’s U.S. Rep. Colin Allred of Dallas, whose mild manner and bipartisan approach make him the best choice to possibly win the race and the most likely to be an accomplished senator.

“Unlike Democrats in bluer states, Allred, 40, definitely knows his constituency and has a history of pushing bipartisan legislation in Congress. He defeated a longtime Republican incumbent to win his Dallas County seat in 2018. Allred’s mild manner might be seen as a sign of growth and maturity, given Cruz’s occasional outbursts.”

“By the end of 2023, Allred had outraised Cruz in campaign funds, too. His genuine desire not to ‘play politics’ and find common ground may sway independent voters and moderates on both sides of the political aisle.”

Read the entire endorsement here: https://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/election-recommendations/article285475022.html 

In addition to earning the endorsement of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Allred earned the endorsement of the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board. Allred has also earned the endorsement of the Texas AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the Human Rights Campaign, the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, the College Democrats of America, the League of Conservation Voters, Foreign Policy for America, and End Citizens United // Let America Vote.

Allred Earns Endorsement from Dallas Morning News, “Allred stands apart from the field as the most capable leader”

DALLAS — Today, Congressman Colin Allred earned the endorsement of the Dallas Morning News editorial board. This is the third major newspaper editorial board to endorse Allred, who previously earned the endorsement of the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News in his campaign to beat Ted Cruz. 

Key Excerpts:

“…vast partisanship often cements intractable stances that reward conflict over responsible governance. That destructive dynamic must change, and for that reason, we recommend U.S. Rep. Colin Allred in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.’

“Allred, 40, who is in the midst of his third term representing North Texas’ 32nd District, has demonstrated strong bipartisan and pragmatic instincts.”

“Allred stands apart from the field as the most capable leader and with the most nuanced and serious policy plans. Most important, he is the singular candidate who gives Democrats hope to unseat incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz.”

“If Democrats hope to be relevant in Texas, a vote for Allred is their best shot this cycle.”

Read the entire endorsement here: https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2024/02/18/our-recommendation-in-the-democratic-primary-for-us-senate/ 

In addition to earning the endorsement of the Dallas Morning News editorial board, Allred earned the endorsement of the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board. Allred has also earned the endorsement of the Texas AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the Human Rights Campaign, the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, the College Democrats of America, the League of Conservation Voters, Foreign Policy for America, and End Citizens United // Let America Vote.

Allred on Anniversary of Ted Cruz Fleeing Texas During Winter Storm Uri: Everyone remembers where they were when Ted Cruz abandoned our state

 

DALLAS — Today Congressman Colin Allred, released the following statement marking the third anniversary of Ted Cruz’s decision to abandon Texans during Winter Storm Uri.

“Everyone remembers where they were when rolling blackouts started, when the temperatures dropped and when Ted Cruz abandoned our state to go to Cancun,” said Allred. “Ted Cruz thinks this is a joke, but Texans died during this storm and he decided to take an impromptu vacation. It’s time we elected a Senator who actually cares about Texans. It’s clear Ted Cruz only cares about himself.”

Additionally, Allred released a video discussing the anniversary and asking Texans to send their stories of what they went through during Winter Storm Uri. During the winter storm, Allred volunteered with the North Texas Food Bank to help get food and supplies to Texans in need.

Allred Campaign Expands TV Ads to Austin and Brownsville, Releases New Ad Focused on Abortion

DALLAS  Today, the Allred campaign is announcing it is expanding its TV advertising campaign to the Austin and McAllen-Brownsville-Harlingen media markets, and it is releasing a new TV ad focused on abortion called “Freedom.”

This expansion in advertising is in addition to the campaign’s statewide digital advertising, the TV ad focused on Allred’s “Texas Story,” that has been airing in Dallas and Houston and their surrounding areas in the respective media markets, and a Spanish-language ad focused on his family roots in Brownsville, which is now live on TV in South Texas and on digital platforms across the state. Allred is currently the only candidate in the Senate race running paid communication programs to voters across the state on digital platforms and TV.

Watch the new 30-second television spot called “Freedom” here

Script for “Freedom”:

I am Colin Allred, and in Texas we believe in freedom. Keeping government out of our personal lives.

But our state’s extreme abortion ban lets politicians like Ted Cruz decide what care women get — not their doctors.

My wife and I have been blessed with two beautiful baby boys.

It’s outrageous she could have been denied treatment in an emergency.

As your Senator, I will keep fighting to protect women’s access to abortion.

I am Colin Allred and I approve this message because it’s time to bring freedom back to Texas.

Allred on Cruz Voting No on Bipartisan Israel and Ukraine Package, Says He is “choosing partisan politics over results”

DALLAS — Last night the U.S. Senate approved a bipartisan national security package that included support for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan and humanitarian aid. The final vote was 70-29 with Ted Cruz voting no.

“This bipartisan package providing support for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan and humanitarian aid is critically important for strengthening our national security and promoting global stability,” said Allred. “But yet again Ted Cruz voted no, choosing partisan politics over real results. We need a Senator who will find common ground and actually get things done.”

Cruz joined Senate Republicans in a successful effort to vote down another version of the bill which included the most substantial bipartisan border security package in years, because it would have, in his words, given “political cover” to Democrats.

Additionally, after saying that the President didn’t need a bill to secure the border, Cruz submitted H.R. 2, an extreme, hardline border bill as an amendment to the foreign aid package.

Allred has long been supportive of humanitarian and foreign aid that will strengthen our national security. He additionally called for comprehensive immigration reform that would secure our border, meet the needs of our economy, and reflect our values as Texans and Americans. He is proud to be a cosponsor of the Dignity Act, a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform package led by El Paso Congresswoman Veronica Escobar.

 

Allred on Senate Border Deal: Texans Urgently Need Action, Not Cruz’s Cynical Partisan Politics

Dallas, TX — Today, Congressman Colin Allred released the following statement on the Senate’s bipartisan deal to improve border security:

“Texans urgently need action on border security and this bill is a serious opportunity to make real progress on fixing our broken immigration system and giving our border communities the resources they need. But once again, Ted Cruz is choosing cynical partisan politics over doing what’s best for Texas.

“This agreement does not have everything I had hoped for, but it is an important step and I will continue working towards comprehensive reform that includes protections for our Dreamers. Our border communities cannot afford six more years of Ted Cruz.”

Cruz said he opposed the bipartisan border security legislation because it would, in his words, give “political cover” to Democrats.

Allred has long called for comprehensive immigration reform that would secure our border, meet the needs of our economy, and reflect our values as Texans and Americans. He is proud to be a cosponsor of the Dignity Acta bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform package led by El Paso Congresswoman Veronica Escobar.

ICYMI: Another Big Week for Allred As He Outraised Cruz, Launched the First Spanish-Language Ad of the Cycle, and Earned Major Endorsements

Dallas, TX — This week the Allred for Senate Campaign continued to build on strong momentum and enthusiasm from last week, with big fundraising news, the launch of a Spanish-language media campaign and more big name endorsements.

Outraising Cruz for a Third Straight Quarter

For the third straight quarter, Colin Allred outraised Ted Cruz in Senate campaign contributions – this latest quarter beating him by a whopping $1.4 million. Additionally, Allred ended Q4 with over $10 million cash-on-hand, over $3.9 million more than Cruz.

Since launching his campaign, Allred received donations from over 200,000 unique supporters, including supporters from 246 of Texas’s 254 counties.

First Spanish-Language Ads of the Cycle

This week, the Allred campaign launched the first Spanish-language television ads of the election cycle with its spot titled “Nuestras Libertades”. The ad is live across digital platforms and will soon begin airing on television. It  focuses on Allred’s strong family ties to the Rio Grande Valley.

Last week, Allred’s campaign launched its first television and digital ads of the cycle in the Dallas and Houston TV markets. Allred remains the only Senate candidate in Texas already running ads on television.

Major Endorsements

On Monday, just one day after he joined the 2024 AFL-CIO COPE Convention debate, Allred earned the endorsement of the Texas AFL-CIO – an endorsement that required a two-thirds majority vote by present delegates.

The following day, Allred earned the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), thanks to the strong support of the group’s Texas members.

In recent days, Allred also earned the backing of Houston Mayor Emeritus Sylvester Turner and Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price; as well as State Representative Sheryl Cole and former candidate for lieutenant governor Mike Collier.

La campaña de Colin Allred lanza su primer anuncio en español, “Nuestras Libertades”

Dallas, TX — Hoy, la campaña de Colin Allred lanzó el primer anuncio de televisión en español del ciclo electoral 2024 en Texas. El anuncio, que ya es accesible a través de plataformas digitales y que pronto comenzará a transmitirse por televisión, se centra en los vínculos familiares de Allred con el Valle del Río Grande. El anuncio resalta cómo los valores del Valle que le enseñó su mamá, quien fue criada en Brownsville, son los mismos que lo impulsan a luchar por las libertades de los tejanos hoy.

Haz clic aquí o arriba para ver el primer anuncio de televisión en español del ciclo electoral, titulado “Nuestras Libertades” .

La semana pasada la campaña de Allred publicó sus primeros anuncios televisivos y digitales del ciclo electoral en los mercados de medios de comunicación de Dallas y Houston. Allred sigue siendo el único candidato al Senado en Texas que ha publicado anuncios en televisión y plataformas digitales, además de ser el primero en publicar un anuncio en español.

Guión del anuncio de “Nuestras Libertades”:

La mamá de Colin Allred creció en Brownsville.

Como madre soltera, ella le enseñó el valor de trabajar duro y de luchar por lo que es justo.

Estos valores formaron a Colin, y siempre luchará por nuestras libertades.

La libertad de votar.

Para obtener la atención médica que necesita, incluso el aborto.

Y para salir adelante si se trabaja duro.

Porque vale la pena luchar por la libertad de Texas.

Soy Colin Allred y apruebo este mensaje.

Allred Marks the Start of Black History Month

Dallas, TX — Today, Congressman Colin Allred released a video statement marking the start of Black History Month.

Click here or above to watch Allred’s video marking the start of Black History Month.

In the video, Allred says, in part:

“I know that I stand on the shoulders of giants like Eddie Bernice Johnson, Barbara Jordan, Opal Lee, and John Lewis. Leaders who fought to ensure that every person – no matter the color of their skin or where they live – had the freedom to chase their dreams without discrimination. The fact that I, a biracial kid from Dallas who was raised by a single mom, made it to the NFL and then Congress, and am now running to be Texas first Black Senator would simply not have been possible without them. And it’s their torch that we’re taking up to continue realizing that same dream for every Texan.”

Since launching his campaign, Allred has earned the support of Black leaders across Texas, including Congressman Marc Veasey; Houston Mayor Emeritus Sylvester Turner, City Controller Chris Hollins, and Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis; Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price; State Representatives Sheryl Cole, Rhetta Bowers, Toni Rose, and Venton Jones; and more. In addition, Allred has been endorsed by the Congressional Black Caucus PAC.

Allred Outraises Cruz By Over $1.4 Million in Senate Campaign Donations in Fourth Quarter

Dallas, TX — In the fourth FEC Quarter of 2023, Congressman Colin Allred outraised Ted Cruz by over $1.4 million. Allred has outraised Cruz in every quarter he has been in the race. In addition to easily surpassing Cruz’s $3.4 million Q4 fundraising haul in campaign committee funds (Allred brought in $4.8 million), the Allred campaign:

  • Ended Q4 with over $10 million cash-on-hand, more than $3.9 million more than Cruz’s $6.18 million
  • Has raised over $18.3 million since the launch of the campaign
  • Received contributions from 80,000 individual grassroots donors in Q4 alone

Since launching his campaign, Congressman Allred has been proud to receive donations from over 200,000 unique supporters, including supporters from 246 of Texas’s 254 counties. The average donation this quarter to the campaign was just $31.62, and 94% of donations were under $100.

“We are overwhelmed at the outpouring of support from across the state, and the momentum powering this campaign continues to grow every day,” said Colin Allred for Senate Campaign Manager Paige Hutchinson. “Texans are sick of Ted Cruz and his phony culture wars. Together, we are going to elect a leader who fights for our freedoms and brings people together.”

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