From the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) on why her race matters:
Diana Maldonado is running on an agenda to improve public education, expand access to health care, and build responsible transportation infrastructure in the state. She represents one more of the five seats that Democrats need to win to take back control of the House.
They’ve endorsed Chris Turner (HD-96) as well. More from PolitickerTX, Maldonado, Turner named ‘Essential Races’.
Two Democrats in competitive state House races have been named to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee’s list of “Essential Races.” The DLCC is a national organization that helps Democrats win state legislative contests.
On Wednesday, it announced its support of Diana Maldonado, the former Round Rock school board president running for state representative in House District 52. Earlier this week, the DLCC added Chris Turner to its list. Turner, a former aide to U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Waco), is locked in a tight contest with state Rep. Bill Zedler, an Arlington Republican.
The DLCC recognizes and supports candidates in competitive contests. The organization will identify at least 40 Democrats this fall and is asking supporters to suggest an additional 10 candidates.
The DLCC will provide strategic and communications support, as well as improve candidates’ visibility, said communications director Matt Compton. The DLCC may also offer financial support, but that has yet to be determined.
Both Maldonado and Turner were selected because of the strength of their campaigns, according to Compton, and the fact Democrats need only five more seats to take control of the Texas House of Representatives.
“We are pleased that the DLCC has recognized our campaign as a key race this year,” Jill Simkin, Tuner’s campaign manager, told PolitickerTX.com. “With our strong fundraising and grassroots operation, we are well-positioned to win this race and help bring the change we need to Austin.”
Maldonado’s campaign manager Genevieve Van Cleve said, “This endorsement is an indication of how critical Diana Maldonado’s race is to the state. It also underscores the momentum of the campaign.”
More great news for the Maldonado campaign this week.