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mndemocrat_29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:00 AM
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Henry Cuellar may switch to GOP
Here's the link:http://hillnews.com/news/040704/cuellar.aspx

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) believe and openly speculate that Laredo lawyer Henry Cuellar may switch to the Republican side if his recount victory in the Democratic primary survives legal challenges by Ciro Rodriguez (D-Texas).

The caucuss worry stems, in part, from the political leanings of a bank president at the center of the recount controversy. The International Commerce Bank where hundreds of absentee ballots were discovered that gave Cuellar victory is run by Dennis Nixon, a well-known Republican fundraiser.

Rodriguezs plea for donations puts House Democrats in yet another uncomfortable position as a result of Texas redistricting, forcing party leaders and rank-and-file lawmakers to choose between a well-liked colleague who may be finished and the man who is set to replace him.

Last Wednesday, the day the 304 Zapata ballots were discovered, Rodriguez began telling his fellow lawmakers that he will need roughly $100,000 to fund his legal challenge headed by pricey election-law attorney Buck Wood.

Start hoping that Rodriguez wins his legal challenge everybody.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:11 AM
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1. Even Cuellar's spokesman is Republican
Cuellar served nearly 15 years in the state House as a Democrat. He ran in the Democratic primary and will be the Democratic nominee, said Cuellar recount spokesman T.J. Connolly.

TJ Connolly has been active in the Bexar County (San Antonio) GOP for many years. I cannot imagine TJ Connolly ever having anything to do with any Democrat here.
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-04 12:12 PM
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2. Kick - They discussed this on KPFT Latino Voices today
Said that Rodriguez was a leader in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and had been aggressive in speaking out against Republicans.
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-04 01:54 PM
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3. What???? It just never ends
Please indict DeLay and all the rest. Put them in jail.
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