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 SessionsThe Hill's Campaign Report: New polls show Biden leading by landslide margins The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Argentum - In Rose Garden, Trump launches anti-Biden screed Pete Sessions wins GOP runoff in comeback bid 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. 


The "Desperate Housewives" actress, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, also previously endorsed Texas Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeBeto O'Rourke calls Texas GOP 'a death cult' over coronavirus response Hegar, West to face off in bitter Texas Senate runoff Bellwether counties show trouble for Trump MORE (D) in his race against Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFiorina: Biden picking Harris for VP 'a smart choice' Russian news agency pushed video of Portland protestors burning a Bible: report After trillions in tax cuts for the rich, Republicans refuse to help struggling Americans 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 ClintonUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal Gloria Steinem: Selection of Kamala Harris recognizes that 'black women ... are the heart and soul of the Democratic Party' 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.