In 2018, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz managed to successfully fend off a challenge from former Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke with a 2.6% margin of victory.
While most observers didn't regard Cruz's win as a stunning result, at least one organization is hoping to make this year's race more challenging.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, Cruz is being targeted by a political action committee (PAC) that was created to defeat Republican Gov. Greg Abbot.
The newspaper noted that Nancy Thompson was prompted to form Mothers Against Greg Abbott as a response to the governor's anti-mask policies in 2021.
Her organization took in some $1.6 million worth of fundraising and distributed anti-Abbott lawn signs while attacking the governor's record on abortion and school policies.
Since Abbott's reelection last November, the PAC has begun creating a spinoff group called Mothers for Democracy that will turn its sight on Cruz.
The American-Statesman quoted Thompson as saying the senator "is not a person who is voting for Texas." She went on to allege that Cruz "cares more about voting against Joe Biden than he cares about voting for Texans."
Yet the left-wing organization is not just going after Republicans, as it will also try to unseat Democrat state Rep. Shawn Thierry.
Thompson takes issue with the fact that Thierry supports banning the genital mutilation of minors as well as removing sexually explicit material from schools while also getting support from conservative groups.
Who got money from this PAC?.... Shawn Thierry got $10K from the group and then another $5K each from Darwin and Doug Deason. They paid her at the end of June in anticipation for the Special Session. But let's lay down the facts on Rep. Thierry shall we? https://t.co/GGNjaYEUHz
— Mothers4Democracy/MothersAgainstGregAbbott (@MomsAGAbbott) August 1, 2023
"The fact you can’t count on her upsets me the most," Thompson said of Thierry. "She wasn’t using critical thinking skills. It’s not that hard."
Nor will Thompson's PAC restrict its activities to Texas, as it will also attempt to unseat Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
Widely considered to be a moderate, Sinema was originally elected in 2018 as a Democrat but left the party last year to sit as an independent.
"I just don't like it when people run as Democrats and then they consistently vote against Democratic issues," Thompson complained. "A lot of times, women vote for other women thinking they will represent them."