Republicans Signal Early Interest in Unseating New Dallas Rep. Colin Allred in 2020

WASHINGTON — Republicans are not being shy in their desire to make Rep. Colin Allred a one-term congressman after the Dallas Democrat last year ousted longtime Dallas Rep. Pete Sessions.Consider some recent GOP moves.The National Republican Congressional Committee included Allred on its initial list of 55 offensive targets for the 2020 election cycle. The Congressional Leadership Fund, a GOP super PAC, launched a digital ad campaign that bashed him over energy policy.And local Republicans have started scouting for potential candidates to run against Allred, whom they plan to target as too liberal for Texas."It is very good to see that there's so much unity that we win this seat in 2020 and beyond and that, ultimately, Colin Allred is a bit of fluke," said Dallas County Republican Party chairwoman Missy Shorey, who's been asked about her interest in a bid.The focus on Allred, who called the recent attacks "baseless and false," is no real surprise.He is one of two Texas Democrats last year to win seats long held by Republicans, with Sessions having served for 22 years. The other is Houston Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, who is also being targeted by Republicans after taking down Houston Rep. John Culberson.  Continue reading...

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