Anti-Greg Abbot PAC will attempt to unseat Ted Cruz

August 1, 2023

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. 

PAC created to oppose Greg Abbot

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."

Group targets Democratic state representative

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.

"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."

Kyrsten Sinema also on hit list

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."

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