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Clash of styles as Colin Allred prepares to challenge Ted Cruz in 2024 race

The Dallas native, former NFL linebacker and civil rights lawyer has not traveled a typical path to Congress.

U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, arrives before a House Judiciary Select Subcommittee hearing on the weaponization of the federal government, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023.

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