Democrats in big Senate race accused of ‘pandering’ to black voters by supporting reparations

FIRST ON FOX: The Democrat running in what could be one of the most important Senate elections this year is being accused of “pleasing” black voters with taxpayer-funded reparations.

Conservative Win it Back PAC announced Friday the launch of a new ad, part of a massive seven-figure media buy, targeting Rep. Colin Allred, the Democratic candidate for Texas Senate, calling him out specifically for this which he says are his links. to the movement for reparations for black Americans.

The ad will begin airing Friday in the El Paso media market, in the middle of the Texas Democratic Convention, which is taking place in the city and will target Hispanic voters, according to a study by a group largely opposed to reparations. The announcement will be broadcast in English and Spanish.

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Rep. Colin Allred, Democrat of Texas, arrives at the U.S. Capitol for the final votes of the week, Thursday, April 20, 2023. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

“My grandparents came in the ’60s looking for the American dream. They were farm workers. My grandmother always said ‘con tanto sacrificio,'” a Hispanic woman named Sonia says in the ad, citing a phrase Spanish meaning “with many sacrifices”. “.

“No one gave this to me, and no one is going to take it away from me. Colin Allred would take our tax money to pay for repairs. I don’t agree with that – taking away from one group to please one “I grew up poor and worked really hard, and I don’t think it’s fair for me to have to pay for that. Collin Allred doesn’t fight for us.” She.

A majority of Hispanic voters (58%) say they do not support repaying descendants of American slaves in cash or land, according to a 2022 study published by the Pew Research Center.

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left: close-up of Colin Allred;  right: by Ted Cruz

Texas Democratic Rep. Colin Allred (left) and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (right). (Getty Images)

Fox News Digital reached out to Allred’s campaign to ask for its position on reparations, as well as its response to the announcement.

Allred has served in groups with pro-reparations positions, including as vice chair of the board of directors of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, as well as a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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What little polling has been done in the race suggests Allred is trailing incumbent Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the November general election and has a lot of ground to make up in the traditionally Republican-leaning state.

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