Eva Longoria endorses Democrat in toss-up Texas House race

Actress Eva Longoria backed Texas congressional candidate Colin Allred (D) on Monday as the Democrat attempts to unseat Rep. Pete SessionsPeter Anderson SessionsTexas kicks off critical battle for House control The Hill’s review of John Solomon’s columns on Ukraine Tenth Congressional Black Caucus member backs Biden MORE (R-Texas).

Longoria appeared in a video shared by Allred’s campaign, where she touted his credentials and experience as a civil rights attorney, former NFL player and former official in the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“Colin Allred will bring his North Texas values, fresh ideas and new leadership to Washington,” Longoria said. 

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The “Desperate Housewives” actress, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, also previously endorsed Texas Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’RourkeBeto O’RourkeBiden will help close out Texas Democrats’ virtual convention: report O’Rourke on Texas reopening: ‘Dangerous, dumb and weak’ Parties gear up for battle over Texas state House MORE (D) in his race against Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump’s public standing sags after Floyd protests GOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police MORE (R).

Allred is running against Sessions in Texas’s 32nd District, which includes parts of Dallas. Sessions has represented the area since 2003.

The district is a target for Democrats after then-presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE won it by 1.9 percentage points in the 2016 election, despite losing the state of Texas.

The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election forecaster, rates the 32nd District as a “toss-up.” 

A New York Times/Siena poll released last week showed Allred leading in the race by 4 percentage points.

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