Texas congressmen call for action while delivering remarks honoring Robb Elementary victims
U.S. Reps. Joaquin Castro and Colin Allred called for action on Tuesday while delivering remarks to the victims and families of the tragic Uvalde shooting that claimed the lives of 21 innocent souls at Robb Elementary nearly one year ago.
New Texas voting laws, political maps could once again require federal approval under U.S. House bill named after John Lewis
The federal bill seeks to reinstate sections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that were written to protect people of color. Texas House Democrats see it as a way to prevent implementing provisions of a Texas voting restrictions bill moving through the state Legislature.
“Find a place to hide or seek cover”: A harrowing day at the U.S. Capitol for Texans in Congress
Downstairs, off the House floor, U.S. Rep. Sylvia R. Garcia, D-Houston, was in the ladies room and oblivious to the escalation. A Capitol Police Officer pulled her out of her restroom stall and directed her back to the House floor. House members attempted to resume the proceedings but were continually interrupted by Capitol Police. And a woman was shot and killed trying to get into the House floor. He called out the Republican members who said they would object.
Democrats overwhelm Republicans in latest fundraising period for Texas' hottest U.S. House races
But the Democratic fundraising shows serious momentum as the national party reaches the finale of its drive to make Texas the top congressional battleground nationwide this November. At least five of the 12 races being targeted by both have drawn millions of dollars in outside spending by national groups such as the DCCC; the National Republican Congressional Committee; House Majority PAC, which supports Democrats; and Congressional Leadership Fund, which backs Republicans. The biggest disparity was between Roy and his Democratic foe, Wendy Davis, who more than doubled his fundraising, $3.5 million to $1.6 million. Regardless of candidate-to-candidate comparisons, though, the latest filings showed a staggering wave of money is pouring in to the races. Allred ended the period with more money in the bank, $1.7 million to Collins’ $1 million.
Republican U.S. House campaign arm cancels $2 million in Houston-area advertising
Credit: REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueThe National Republican Congressional Committee has canceled about $2 million worth of advertising it had reserved for campaigning in the Houston television market, according to several Democratic and Republican sources tracking Houston media advertising who were not authorized to discuss the issue on the record. Fletcher unseated Republican John Culberson in 2018, and she is one of two Democratic incumbents who Republicans have been targeting in Texas this year. The $2 million was intended to cover advertising in the last two weeks of the election, according to the sources. One source, a national Republican operative, said the money has been moved to the San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth media markets. A Republican leadership aligned group, the Congressional Leadership Fund, is expected to spend about $6.25 million in Houston between media advertising and a field operation.
What you need to know about Colin Allred and Victoria Neave, two of the DNCs rising stars
U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, and state Rep. Victoria Neave, D-Dallas. Two are Texans: U.S. Rep. Colin Allred and state Rep. Victoria Neave. He is one of two Texas U.S. House Democrats whom Republicans say they will target in the fall. She ousted Republican Kenneth Sheets by fewer than 900 votes in the states most expensive state House race in November 2016. Neaves former chief of staff, Rebecca Acua, a Texas Democratic operative who worked for Davis 2014 gubernatorial bid and for various members of the Legislature, was recently named Bidens Texas state director.
Texas was always key to Democrats 2020 congressional ambitions. Less than three months from Election Day, their confidence is growing.
There are as many as nine congressional races in Texas that have the attention of at least one of the national parties. The DCCC, she added, is "very optimistic that we're going to make a lot of headway in Texas this year." "Texas Democrats nominated an unelectable slate of socialist extremists who are far out of step with voters," Bob Salera, a spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee, said in a statement for this story. As for the seven seats that national Democrats are working to flip, a general hierarchy has emerged around where they are most hopeful. "I have no interest in trying to align or differentiate myself from any national Democrats because ultimately it's about the people of this district."