A Democrat running in a key Texas swing district supports decriminalizing illegal border crossings.
Hutcheson is seeking the Democratic nomination in Texas’s 10th Congressional District, which national party officials have listed as a potential target in 2020. Hutcheson, a corporate attorney with no previous political experience, attractedthe attention of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) thanks to “big-money backing.”
While Hutcheson has not been publicly endorsed by the DCCC, her campaign launch received a heavy boost from committee insiders. Hutcheson met with DCCC officials after her finance chair, Planned Parenthood board chairwoman Aimee Cunningham, gave $35,500 to the committee. Within weeks, Hutcheson appeared at a VIP fundraising dinner with Democrat megadonors headlined by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The DCCC did not respond to request for comment.