As reported first by POLITICO today, the DSCC will make a seven-figure coordinated investment for the general election in Texas, where decorated combat veteran MJ Hegar is in a dead heat with vulnerable Senator John Cornyn. The historic investment in Texas is a first for the DSCC and follows new internal polling data that confirms the race is highly competitive, with MJ down just one point to the three-term incumbent, who is well under 50% support and getting mixed reviews from voters. The survey shows positive movement toward MJ when voters hear more about her story, and she takes a “definitive lead” when they also learn about Senator Cornyn’s failed record and close ties to special interests in Washington. The DSCC’s coordinated investment will include spending on TV advertising, polling, field organizing and data support, and other resources.
Read the polling memo from Global Strategy Group and Latino Decisions here.
The news comes on the same day as another public poll found a tightening Texas Senate race “turning into a nail-biter,” with “Cornyn’s lead slipping.”
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