TEXAS | TX-7

Our Revolution Backs Moser in TX-07

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Ally Mutnick
March 2, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

Our Revolution, a progressive group allied with” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “endorsed” activist Laura Moser (D) in the crowded race to face Rep. John Culberson (R). The endorsement came “on March 1, just days after House Democrats’ campaign arm targeted the candidate.”

“The move sets the stage for a clash between progressive Democrats and the party’s more moderate Washington establishment. … ‘Laura will not just hold a congressional seat, she’ll put it to work creating policies that work for grassroots people, not just for the billionaires,’ Jim Hightower, an Our Revolution board member, said in a statement.” (The Hill)

Moser released her closing TV ad of the race, a 30-spot focusing on gun control. “Only a tiny fraction of members of Congress are mothers of school-age children,’ Moser says in the ad, which features her two children. “Do you think this would still be happening if we had more?” (Politico)

WOMEN RULE. “The number of women running for Congress here this year is surging, fueled by indignation over the wave of sexual harassment claims against office-holders, anti-Trump sentiment and an abundance of seats left open by the retirements of longtime incumbents. At least 50 female challengers have filed to run in Texas congressional races in the March 6 primary, raising the prospect that Texas — a state with 36 districts but just three women in its House delegation — will finally see its breakthrough moment for women in 2018.” (Politico)

REDISTRICTING. “The super PAC, #ProjectRedTX, has quietly raised a half a million dollars — from a single donor — as it looks to ensure Republican dominance in Texas through the next round of redistricting. Those efforts are ramping up as the state prepares to defend its current congressional and state House district maps before the U.S. Supreme Court. The group is being helmed by Wayne Hamilton,” Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) “campaign manager, according to a person familiar with the effort.” (Texas Tribune)

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