The campaign arm of a major Hispanic advocacy group endorsed Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) for reelection. The announcement comes on the heels of a major GOP win in the state as they flipped a House seat that has been held by Democrats for decades.
The Libre Initiative Action is the campaign arm of The Libre Initiative, a group that advocates for key conservative issues within the Hispanic community, according to The Hill.
“As someone who has called South Texas home for over a decade, I know what makes the Lone Star state special. That’s because at a time when other states are raising taxes, growing the size of government, and enacting heavy handed government regulations, Texas has been doing the exact opposite under the steady hand of Gov. Greg Abbott,” said senior advisor to the Initiative, Daniel Garza.
The endorsement comes just after Republican Mayra Flores won a special election to fill former Democratic Representative Filemon Vela’s seat. Moderate Democrats have held the seat for the past four decades, marking a significant shift from the districts 84% Hispanic voters.
Texas’ growing Hispanic community is not tied to a political party and is increasingly flexing its muscles to decide elections. This year’s governor’s race will be no different. We look forward to mobilizing our grassroots army of supporters and volunteers in support of Greg Abbott and his pro-growth economic policies,” said Garza.
“Since taking office, Gov. Abbott has looked for ways to expand opportunity and prosperity for all — including our state’s Hispanic community. It’s no wonder why so many Americans are deciding to pack their bags and head to the Lone Star State to live out their version of the American Dream.”
Abbot faces Democrat challenger and former presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, who has enjoyed a modest poll bump recently, but Abbott remains the broad favorite.