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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 Sessions (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. 

{mosads}The “Desperate Housewives” actress, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, also previously endorsed Texas Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) in his race against Sen. Ted Cruz (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 Clinton 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.

Tags Beto O'Rourke Hillary Clinton Pete Sessions Ted Cruz

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