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New Poll Shows 38% of Voters Undecided in U.S. Senate Democratic Primary

For Immediate Release: Febuary 9, 2024

TEXAS – Today, the Roland Gutierrez campaign issued a statement after the cancellation of the first primary debate on Nexstar.

“This is an election where democracy is on the line. Texans voting in this primary have a choice to make. It’s going to be regular everyday Texans, not D.C. elites, who decide the candidate they are going to elect to defeat Ted Cruz and fight for them in the U.S. Senate, and I am that candidate,” said Roland Gutierrez.

“The threat of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz to the way of life of millions of Texas families is real – from immigration to healthcare and the right to an abortion, gun violence, the pay that workers take home – Texans deserve honest answers from those seeking to represent them.”

U.S. Senate candidate Roland Gutierrez has accepted debate invitations from TEGNA, FOX, Entravision, and Texas Public Radio, while his Democratic primary opponent has yet to confirm one.

“Debates hosted by journalists have long been a cornerstone of elections. Tough questions should be asked and candidates should be expected to answer them.” said Sam Robles, spokesperson for the Roland Gutierrez campaign.

“The next scheduled debate is with the TEGNA network on February 20th. Senator Gutierrez has accepted the invitation to the debate stage. We welcome Congressman Allred to join us in addressing voters on the issues most important to them. In a time when democracy is under attack, voters deserve nothing less.”

A University of Houston Hobby poll shows that 38% of voters are still undecided in the U.S. Senate Democratic Primary. The same poll shows Gutierrez in a stronger position with Independent voters than Congressman Allred. Further, a recent Unidos US poll shows Gutierrez with stronger Latino support in the general election against Cruz than Allred.

For eight months, Roland Gutierrez has been campaigning throughout Texas, meeting with primary voters, engaging with local parties, unions, and progressive leaders, and talking about the issues that matter to Texans.