Colin Allred will fight another fight as he seeks to unseat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. He received a lot of help and raised over $2 million in 36 hours from over 34,500 contributors.

In a press release, his campaign team claimed it was the largest amount raised on the first day of the Senate campaign this cycle. The Democratic nominee expressed his gratitude by saying (via Twitter):

“I’ve been a part of some amazing teams in my life, but you guys have helped me raise over $2 million in just 36 hours since I announced my campaign to represent all Texans. Together, we set a record for this cycle as we raised the most on the first day of the campaign Senate.”

I’ve been a part of some amazing teams in my life, but you guys have helped me raise over $2 million in just the 36 hours since I announced my campaign to represent all Texans. Most of them on the first day of the Senate campaign.

Despite the money raised, the former Tennessee Titans linebacker will still be on the rise because Cruz has been a Class A Texas Senator since January 2013.

He defeated Democratic nominee Paul Sadler in 2012 with 56.5 percent of the popular vote. Cruz was then re-elected in 2018 against Beto O’Rourke by a margin of just 215,000 votes.

Recent history is also not on Colin Allred’s side because no Democrat has won a statewide general election since 1994 when Bob Bullock became Lieutenant Governor. Prior to Cruz, GOP member Kay Bailey Hutchison held the position from June 1993 until she retired in January 2013.

Allred announced his candidacy on May 3 via a three-minute video posted to his Twitter account.

I am running for the United States Senate because Texans deserve a Senator and his team from Texas. Ted Cruz only cares about himself, join our campaign today: colinallred.com

Colin Allred is more than just a footballer

Colin Allred first signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and made the active roster permanently a year later. He had 46 tackles in 32 games from 2007 to 2010.

After his football career, he attended the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor degree in 2014. Allred then joined the Obama administration as a Special Assistant in the Office of the General Counsel in the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The former Baylor star has also worked with Perkins Cole as a voting rights litigator for political candidates and advocacy groups.

In 2018, the former NFL defensive tackle won election to Texas’ 32nd congressional seat against Pete Sessions, receiving 52.3 percent of the popular vote. It was an upset victory because Sessions has been a district representative since 2003 and a member of Congress since 1997.

Allred sits on the United States House Committees on Foreign Affairs, Veterans Affairs, and Transportation and Infrastructure. It focused on the following sub-committees: Aviation; highways and transit; railways, pipelines and hazardous materials; Disabled assistance, memorial affairs.

He also joined the Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism.

In the year 2024, Colin Allred hopes to defeat another political force in the Lone Star State. If successful, he would be the first Democratic senator from Texas since Bob Krueger took office from January to June 1993.

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