DFA celebrates primary successes of Moser (TX-7), Escobar (TX-16), Ortiz-Jines (TX-23)
Last night, three of Democracy for America’s four endorsed U.S. House candidates in Texas -- Laura Moser (TX-7), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), & Gina Ortiz-Jones (TX-23) -- either won outright or advanced to a May run-off.
DFA also backed Joe Gonzales, who beat a Democratic incumbent to win Texas’ Bexar County District Attorney primary.
Statement from Chair Jim Dean on DFA’s big victories in Texas U.S. House races last night:
“Last night, with the victories of Veronica Escobar (who’d be Texas’ first Latina Congresswoman) and the runoff placements of progressive leaders Laura Moser and Gina Ortiz-Jones, Texas voters made it clear that path to victory in 2018 will be paved by inclusive populist candidates who run smart, grassroots campaigns that welcome in, excite, and mobilize the New American Majority of Black, brown, and progressive white voters.
”We’ve got a long road to November, but the wins we saw last night in the Lone Star State, as well as the runoff primaries some of those victories set-up, strongly suggest momentum is building behind a nationwide Blue Tsunami -- if Democrats get the grassroots-inspiring candidates we need to generate the waves.” -- Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America