In the 2018 race for congress, an intense democratic primary is coming to an end. In the Texas 7th district, Laura Moser is running a tight race against 4 other democratic candidates as the anti-establishment candidate. This year's races for congress are a big deal for the DNC due to the potential of flipping the house to the democrats control. The DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) has made it clear that it will not have any fighting. The DCCC has warned for months that it will interfere in crowded primary fields, which is what it has done in Texas's 7th congressional district. Calling Laura Moser on their website “a journalist and activist who grew up in Houston, then moved home from Washington in the last year — a carpet-bagging opportunist who "begrudgingly moved" back to run for office.”
Laura Moser is the clear underdog in this primary, especially now that the DCCC has come out against her. When we asked her campaign for comment they did not respond. Laura Moser is now begging her potential constituents for votes, asking them to bring a friend to the polls. She does seem to have hope joking, “I would usually ask for money, but the DCCC has set us up for a while”. The 7th district is currently held by Rep. John Culberson, a republican who is a staple of congress.
Update March 7th 2018: Laura Mosser and her rival have both failed to reach the required 50% of the vote win, meaning both will advance to a runoff on May 22nd.
Story by Franklin Bester-Sproul
Source for picture: https://www.texastribune.org/series/texas-elections-2018/?page=2