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Who Is Colin Allred, the Rep Planning to Take on Cruz?U.S. representative Colin Allred, of Dallas, announced on Wednesday that he’ll be seeking the Democratic nomination to take on Ted Cruz for the Senate seat next November, a move first reported Monday by Politico. Allred, who’s represented Texas’s Thirty-second Congressional District since 2019, almost immediately started attracting national headlines. That’s got little to do with the former NFL player himself and more to do with the opponent he’ll be taking on. Cruz is, of course, one of the highest-profile members of the Senate, at least as disliked by Democrats as he is tolerated by Republicans. In 2018, during Cruz’s first reelection bid, that broad antipathy from Democrats boosted his then-little-known challenger Beto O’Rourke during the early campaign months, before the viral moments and media attention…

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