This cycle, Texas Democrats face a number of crucial races that we consider must-win for the future of our state. To help these great candidates raise the funds they need to compete and win, Burnt Orange Report is launching our “Burnt Orange to Blue” fundraising page on ActBlue.
Pete Gallego has a prime opportunity to pick up a Democratic seat and oust a truly odious Republican in the process. Freshman Republican incumbent Quico Canseco has made a habit of voting against first responders and hobnobbing with lobbyists rather than serve the people of his district. Gallego, meanwhile, has a career in public service spanning many decades. His close ties to the people of this sprawling West Texas district give him a leg up in November.
Gallego has a strong track record of fighting for education, public schools, veterans, and disabled children. He will be a vast improvement over Canseco, and Gallego will also be well-positioned to defend the seat in 2014 and beyond. He's already receiving ample support from environmental and labor organizations, and we feel strongly that this is a must-win race in Texas, and that our readers should contribute to Gallego as well.
The district is on the DCCC's Red to Blue Emerging Races Districts list, and Gallego deserves your financial support. We've been staunch advocates of this exemplary public servant throughout the primary season, and we're thrilled to support him as he heads towards November.
All money donated through ActBlue flows directly to the candidates. Donate securely online. Can't give a lot? Then make it a recurring donation, so our Democratic candidates have the funds they need to make it through to November. Now that the primaries are behind us, it's time to get down to business of winning these crucial races.