Eva Longoria endorses Democrat in toss-up Texas House race

Eva Longoria endorses Democrat in toss-up Texas House race
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Actress Eva Longoria backed Texas congressional candidate Colin Allred (D) on Monday as the Democrat attempts to unseat Rep. Pete SessionsPeter Anderson SessionsTop 10 events of 2018 that shaped marijuana policy Washington braces for lengthy shutdown Lawmakers shrug off shutdown drama 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'RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O'RourkeNew Hampshire is ‘must-win’ state for Warren, says veteran political reporter Democratic dark horses could ride high in 2020 Julián Castro announces 2020 White House bid, swipes at Trump MORE (D) in his race against Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzRepublicans seek to temper fallout from latest Russia bombshells Cruz says Americans outside Beltway unconcerned with Mueller investigation Cruz condemns King's white supremacy remark: 'It was stupid' and 'he needs to stop' 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 ClintonTrump boasts about checking gas prices while in motorcade: 'You think Hillary Clinton would've done that?' Harry Reid on Iraq War vote: 'It tainted my heart' New Hampshire is ‘must-win’ state for Warren, says veteran political reporter 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.