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 SessionsAs Russia collusion fades, Ukrainian plot to help Clinton emerges Top Ukrainian justice official says US ambassador gave him a do not prosecute list Dem campaign chief: Medicare for All price tag 'a little scary' 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'RourkeBannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020 Biden-Abrams ticket would be a genius media move The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump attacks on McCain rattle GOP senators MORE (D) in his race against Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBiden-Abrams ticket would be a genius media move Families of Kenyan victims seek compensation for Ethiopian Airlines crash 737 crisis tests Boeing's clout in Washington 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 ClintonBannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020 Biden-Abrams ticket would be a genius media move Assange lawyer says he's declined to cooperate with Nadler's document requests 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.