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Dems Feel Sure They'll Stop Major GOP Challenge in TX-7

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Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, D-Texas (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

By Thursday, 29 October 2020 01:41 PM Current | Bio | Archive

After months of reading that the 7th District of Texas (Greater Houston) was one of their most vulnerable targets, some national Democrats now feel that freshman Lizzie Fletcher is poised for reelection so that they can redirect their funds and fire elsewhere.

According to the “Texas Tribune” last week, the House Majority Political Action Committee (HMP), one of the leading Democrat “Super PACs,” has stopped running ads for Fletcher and switched their efforts to the neighboring 22nd District (where a heated contest is underway to determine the successor to retiring Republican Rep. Pete Olson).

Lone Star State sources told Newsmax that a factor in HMP’s decision was a recent poll conducted for Republican nominee Wesley Hunt by the GS Strategy Group showing Hunt trailing Fletcher by 46 to 44 percent districtwide.

Staunch conservative Hunt, a West Point graduate and U.S. Army reserve veteran of Iraq, is one of a handful of Republican House and Senate hopefuls this year who happens to be Black.

Two years ago, Fletcher unseated veteran Republican Rep. John Culberson in a major upset. 

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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After months of reading that the 7th District of Texas (Greater Houston) was one of their most vulnerable targets, some national Democrats now feel that freshman Lizzie Fletcher is poised for reelection so that they can redirect their...
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