VICTORY: DFA calls Valenzuela’s TX-24 run-off success an “important win for progressives”

Candace Valenzuela just won an upset victory in the Democratic runoff in Texas’ 24th Congressional District.

Democracy for America endorsed Valenzuela early last month.

DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on Candace Valenzuela run-off win in TX-24:

“Candace Valenzuela’s victory tonight is an important win for progressives and anyone who believes that it’s critical to build a more representative democracy while fighting to hold the Democratic majority in the U.S. House.

“A lifelong Texan and the daughter of U.S. Army veterans who struggled with homelessness during her childhood, Candace has an intimate understanding of the struggles facing working families in Texas’ 24th. And, if anyone doubted it before tonight, Candace clearly knows how to defy the odds, stare down big money, and win a momentum-building victory.

“Democracy for America was honored to be a part of the broad, progressive-led coalition of Democrats who stood with Candace Valenzuela in this primary, and we’re excited to continue fighting alongside Candace as she works to retire Rep. Kenny Marchant this November. ” -- Yvette Simpson, CEO, Democracy for America

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