One national Democratic super PAC is saying it plans to pump $15 million into what they see as key state-level legislative races around the country—$6.2 million of which is projected to flow into Texas House elections.
Forward Majority is an organization self-described as focusing “exclusively on states that have the biggest impact on gerrymandering and voter suppression.” In other words, targeting key state-level races where the outcome is likely to affect redistricting.
Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundary lines of state districts to more accurately represent the population, and it will ultimately play a huge role in the makeup of the legislatures on the state and federal level.
The Texas House candidates who prevail this November will have an outsized impact on the political landscape in Texas for the next ten years. In the wake of redistricting, Texas stands to add two, possibly three, Congressional seats to its current count of 36, depending on the results of the 2020 Census. Redistricting is one of the most hot-button issues when it comes to state-level races in 2020, and Forward Majority is one of several PACs pumping money into this battle.
As of June 30, reports show that no money from Forward Majority’s Texas PAC has gone directly to support any individual campaigns. The $973,000 in reported contributions so far is all from their national arm, and has been used mostly to pay consultants and on independent expenditures like media and ad buys. We’ll know more when the next reports are released in early October — 30 days from election day — but, according to the group itself, these are the 18 Republican seats in the Texas House that Forward Majority intends to target with that $6.2 million:
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