Rep. Colin Allred announced that his Senate campaign has raised more than $2 million in a day and a half of his race to defeat Sen. Ted Cruz.
Rep. Allred tweeted:
I’ve been a part of some amazing teams in my life, but since launching my campaign to represent all Texans, they’ve helped me raise over $2 million in 36 hours.
Together, we set a record for the highest number of people in the first day of a Senate campaign this cycle.
— Colin Allred (@ColinAllredTX) May 5, 2023
To add some context, Allred raised more money in less than two days than his Senate campaign against Cruz did in the first quarter:
This is equal to Beto O’Rourke’s first quarter fundraising in 2017. https://t.co/ykT0H4Bky1
— Will Jordan (@williamjordann) May 5, 2023
In the year The 2018 Senate election made Beto O’Rourke a national celebrity, narrowly defeating Cruz in one of the reddest states in the country by 2.6 points, or 219,000 votes.
There are certain signs of trouble. Cruz at the level of his popularity Texas voters are split 45%-44% on the Republican incumbent senator’s approval rating.
Senator Cruz (R) He ran against Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 and spent years cozying up to the former president.
However, Trump has consistently struggled with voters in Texas. As of 2011 April 2023 Texas Election Project Poll; Trump’s approval rating is in the water among all voters in Texas (42%-48%), but he remains very popular among solid Republicans (86% approval).
Cruz looks likely to enter another re-election campaign, and if Allred continues to raise money, a long-unheard-of statewide victory for Democrats in Texas has a chance to become a reality in 2024.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a member of the White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform activities.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Association of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association
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