Dallas Rep. Colin Allred Raises $530K for 2020 Re-election Bid. Who Could GOP Target to Face Him?

Colin Allred hauled in $530,000 during the year's first fundraising quarter, signaling that he'll have the resources needed for a potentially tough re-election campaign.Allred's campaign reports that he has $527,000 in the bank, a total reached without donations from corporate political action committees.The Dallas lawyer and former NFL player raised $6 million for his successful challenge against incumbent Republican Pete Sessions for the 32nd Congressional District, a race that helped Democrats take control of the U.S. House last year.It's almost certain that Allred will face a significant challenge in 2020, as local and national Republicans are in the process of recruiting candidates to carry the GOP fallen standard."2020 is key for him," consultant and former Dallas elections manager Brooks Love said. "If he holds the seat though the next election, that gets him through the upcoming redistricting process and a better chance for Democrats to hold the seat for the next decade or longer."Every decade, the Texas Legislature redraws legislative and congressional boundaries. Incumbents have a strong say in how their districts are designed, and areas influenced by minority voters are often protected by law. So if Allred is re-elected next year, his district would remain favorable for a Democrat.  Continue reading...

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