Friday, July 27, 2018
What's Afoot in the 32nd Congressional District of Texas?
You might want to know about Colin Allred, the Democratic insurgent running in the 32nd Congressional District of Texas against one of the most powerful Republican incumbents in the whole country, Congressman Pete Sessions.
Allred is a former NFL player-turned-attorney and ex-Obama administration official (a special assistant in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of General Counsel under then HUD Secretary Julian Castro). Son of a single mom. On a winning trajectory. Why? The 32nd CD is one of those classic suburban districts (Dallas, y'all!) with plenty of upscale, well educated Republicans who have been souring on Twitterman faster than milk left out in August.
Incumbent Republican Pete Sessions' big claim to fame? He presided over the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee in the last wave election of 2010, when Tea Partiers flipped 63 House seats. Sessions is now chair of the powerful Rules Committee. Big target for a flippity-dippity-do!
We hear that Allred is attracting national support in both big bucks and personal appearances in the district by big-name politicos. Paul Begala just hosted a fundraiser for him.
Guess who lives in the district -- former president George W. Bush. That's the sort of Republican who may not be inclined to further the Trump agenda or vote for the Trump troops.