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VIDEO: Ad Claims Allred ‘Pandering’ to Black Voters

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Screengrab of campaign ad | Image by Win It Back PAC

A new campaign ad is slamming Rep. Colin Allred for “pandering” to black voters by supporting taxpayer-funded reparations.

The Win it Back PAC launched a campaign ad on Friday that focuses on pushback by Hispanics against reparations for slavery. The ad features a woman named Sonia Rivera, who previously ran for Houston City Council in 2023 and garnered less than 12% of the vote in the general election.

“My grandparents came in the sixties in search of the American Dream. They were farm workers. My grandma would always say, ‘Con tanto sacrificio,’” she said, which translates to “with much sacrifice.”

“Like, nobody gave me this, and nobody is going to take it away. Colin Allred’s group would take our tax dollars to pay for reparations. I’m not okay with it — to take away from one group to pander to another group. I grew up poor, and I’ve worked really hard, and I don’t feel like it’s fair for me to have to pay for that. It’s all pandering. Collin Allred is not fighting for us,” she continued.

The ad is running in El Paso, which has a sizable Hispanic population. The city hosted the Texas Democratic convention last week.

A Pew Research poll in 2022 found that 58% of Hispanics oppose taxpayer-funded reparations for blacks.

Allred’s (D-TX) campaign denied the claims made in the ad.

“This ad is blatantly false. Lying Ted Cruz is doing what he does best, lying,” Josh Stewart, Allred’s campaign spokesperson, told Fox News Digital.

The campaign did not respond to a request from The Dallas Express for further comment.

Allred has worked with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which advocates for reparations for slavery. He is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, which has pushed for reparations.

The Democratic congressman is challenging Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who holds a strong lead as the incumbent in polling data.

Allred also once praised Omar Suleiman, a Texas imam who said Israel was a “terrorist regime” and warned that “the beginning of the end of Zionism is here,” as previously reported by DX. He has refused to comment on his relationship with Suleiman.

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