Democratic Texas Rep. Colin Allred, who is running for U.S. Senate, is scheduled to attend a Tuesday campaign fundraiser hosted by a group with a radical, anti-Israel record.
The group, J Street, is hosting a “National Leadership Fundraiser” to support Allred and a few other Democrats, such as Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich. J Street has praised the Biden Administration’s decision to give $6 billion dollars to Iran, calling it “good news” in September and praising the Administration’s “tireless, skillful diplomacy.”
Allred is running for Senate against Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
On the invitation, Allred is described as a “J Street champion” and “true all[y] of J Street.”
The fundraiser advertises itself as an opportunity to “get [Allred’s] thinking on the dynamics within the Senate as the Netanyahu government continues to threaten the shared values upon which the US-Israel relationship is grounded.”
“Despite its claim to be a progressive pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian organization, J Street has done much to turn most progressive and some liberal Democrats—including members of Congress, academics and media figures—against Israel. Last year Haaretz reported that [George] Soros contributed $1 million to J Street’s super PAC, ‘20 times larger than any previous donation J Street Action Fund received,’” Alan Dershowitz wrote in an op-ed for the Daily Caller in May.
Allred has a long history with J Street. It was reported that he had raised $200K from the group as of May 24, 2023. Allred has raised thousands more from the group since then. The Washington Free Beacon reported in May that J Street “has also established an Allred donation page on its website, which also serves as a forum for attacks on Cruz and his pro-Israel policies.”
The Caller contacted Allred to see if he would still be attending the fundraiser, to which they did not immediately respond.