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Before Discovering Politics, Former NFL Player Colin Allred had to Find Himself

Dallas Morning News

Oct 21, 2018

"'It took a lot of people in my life, people who did more than what their normal range of duties were. They looked out for me.' Now Allred says he wants to look out for the district by becoming its public servant."

Pete Sessions, Colin Allred clash on tax cuts at Dallas debate as race for Congress intensifies

Dallas Morning News

Sept 20, 2018

"It's going to force us to either make deep cuts to Medicare or Social Security, or we're going to have to pass on that debt to our children and grandchildren," Allred said. "I don't think it represents our values when we pass a tax bill that's going to have 83 cents of every dollar going to people at the very top of our economy."

Before Discovering Politics, Former NFL Player Colin Allred had to Find Himself

Dallas Morning News

Oct 21, 2018

"'It took a lot of people in my life, people who did more than what their normal range of duties were. They looked out for me.' Now Allred says he wants to look out for the district by becoming its public servant."

Pete Sessions, Colin Allred race rated a toss-up by second analyst

Dallas Morning News

Aug 6, 2018

Inside Elections, a nonpartisan elections newsletter, has moved the contest from “likely Republican” to “toss-up” -- signaling that Sessions, a Dallas Republican first elected in 1996, could be in trouble.

Texas Democrats Are Actually Optimistic for a Change

Bloomberg Opinion

Aug 5, 2018

Texas Democrats have been getting their act together, contesting most elections and finding some unusually attractive challengers like Colin Allred, a civil rights lawyer and former professional football player who is running for a Dallas congressional seat.

TX-32: Sessions Moves from Lean Republican to Toss Up

The Cook Political Report

June 15, 2018

Allred raised $1 million for the primary phase and will highlight his life story, including being raised by a poor single mother who taught in Dallas public schools (by contrast, Sessions is the son of a former FBI director), playing in the NFL and earning his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Democrats view Allred's profile as symbolic of this highly professional, suburban district that is almost 50 percent non-white.

Four Texas Democratic congressional candidates raise more than $1M each in 2nd quarter

Dallas Morning News

July 10, 2018

"The amount of financial support our grassroots campaign has received reflects the momentum we have generated on the ground. I am overwhelmed by the fact that 99% of our contributions were $100 or less," Allred said in a statement.

Texans on the Campaign Trail React to Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

Dallas Observer

July 10, 2018

“He will make it harder for North Texans to get ahead,” Allred said, adding that Kavanaugh has been too tough on “working families, a woman’s right to choose, and access to health care.”

The political terrain turns toxic for vulnerable Republicans

Washington Post

June 19, 2018

And finally there is Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) in the 32nd District, who Wasserman says is “the most vulnerable incumbent in the Lone Star State. The powerful House Rules Committee chair’s rapidly moderating Dallas district voted for Hillary Clinton 48 percent to 47 percent in 2016. And despite serving as NRCC chair in 2010 and 2012, Sessions hasn’t had to run a competitive race since 2004.” What’s more, he is up against a much younger challenger, an African American and former Baylor and NFL football star Colin Allred (“Democrats view Allred’s profile as symbolic of this highly professional, suburban district that is almost 50 percent non-white.”) That race is now rated Toss Up.

DEVAL’s TEXAS swing — WARREN’s 2020 prep — BAKER says RMV can handle AVR

Politico

July 16, 2018

Former Gov. and would-be 2020 contender Deval Patrick has at last returned to the campaign trail, visiting Texas this weekend to stump for Democrat Colin Allred in a highly competitive House race in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Patrick is in the Lone Star State for a speech to the NAACP’s national conference in San Antonio, happening today.

Who can beat Pete Sessions? Democratic District 32 race hinges on electability

Dallas Morning News

April 25, 2018

Allred, the former NFL player-turned-civil rights lawyer, scored 38 percent of the vote in March, easily outpacing Salerno, who finished with 18 percent. Since then, Salerno, a businesswoman and former deputy undersecretary in the Department of Agriculture, has been trying to change the trajectory of the race, which appears to favor Allred.

Millennials take on Trump in the midterms

Politico

May 28, 2018

Allred — the newly minted Democratic nominee for a competitive House seat here— is part of a swell of young Democratic House candidates hoping to inspire higher turnout among fellow millennials in the midterm elections, when youth voting rates typically decline. At least 20 millennial Democratic candidates are running in battleground districts, a leap over previous cycles that could remake the party’s generational divide.

Democratic Candidates For 32nd Congressional District Sprint Toward Primary Runoff

CBS DFW

May 18, 2018

Allred said, “I have a story to tell about who we are in this area. I’m a local guy, born and raised here by a single mother and that my story is a lot about who we are here because everything I’ve done is with the support of the people of this area.”

Hope Abounds as Colin Allred Prepares To Take On Pete Sessions

Dallas Observer

May 23, 2018

"For too long, the people of this district have not had a choice," Allred told a group of a couple hundred fans and volunteers at Ozona Bar and Grill on Tuesday. "I will be your candidate if you're worried about the direction of this country. We know that we might have come here on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. Washington is broken right now, but I can tell you from growing up here in North Texas, there is nothing wrong with Washington that can't be fixed by what's right in North Texas."

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