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Tue Jun 21, 2022, 05:51 PM

Henry Cuellar wins Democratic primary to keep his South Texas congressional seat, recount finds

Source: Texas Tribune

A recount has confirmed U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, as the winner of his hard-fought primary runoff, according to the Texas Democratic Party.

The recount wrapped up Tuesday, and Cuellar picked up eight votes, defeating progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros by 289 votes overall, the party said.

“As I said on election night, ‘the margin will hold’- and it has not only held but grown,” Cuellar said in a statement earlier Tuesday. “I am proud to be your Democratic nominee for the 28th District of Texas.”



Read more: https://www.texastribune.org/2022/06/21/henry-cuellar-jessica-cisneros-south-texas-congress/

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Reply Henry Cuellar wins Democratic primary to keep his South Texas congressional seat, recount finds (Original post)
LetMyPeopleVote Tuesday OP
LetMyPeopleVote Tuesday #1
speak easy Tuesday #2
ancianita Tuesday #3
Demsrule86 18 hrs ago #25
ancianita 18 hrs ago #31
Demsrule86 17 hrs ago #33
Lonestarblue Tuesday #4
riversedge Tuesday #5
Demsrule86 18 hrs ago #26
FakeNoose Tuesday #6
JI7 Wednesday #9
SunImp Wednesday #11
JI7 Thursday #12
Nixie Thursday #14
SunImp Thursday #15
Nixie Thursday #16
Demsrule86 17 hrs ago #34
Demsrule86 18 hrs ago #27
ananda Tuesday #7
IronLionZion Wednesday #8
867-5309. Wednesday #10
zafarkhan Thursday #13
867-5309. Friday #17
I_have_a_cat_bite Friday #18
Demsrule86 17 hrs ago #35
Demsrule86 18 hrs ago #28
ancianita Friday #19
Demsrule86 18 hrs ago #29
ancianita 17 hrs ago #37
Cha Friday #20
I_have_a_cat_bite Yesterday #21
brooklynite Yesterday #22
Nixie Yesterday #23
I_have_a_cat_bite 14 hrs ago #38
Demsrule86 18 hrs ago #30
Demsrule86 17 hrs ago #36
I_have_a_cat_bite 13 hrs ago #39
pressbox69 23 hrs ago #24
Demsrule86 18 hrs ago #32

Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 06:03 PM

1. Jessica Cisneros's concession statement #TX28

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 06:05 PM

2. If ever a man with a D after his name deserved to lose a primary

it's this guy, for sleeping with the enemy.

MJ Hegar fires back at fellow Democrat Henry Cuellar for helping her GOP opponent fundraise
https://www.texastribune.org/2018/09/13/mj-hegar-fires-back-henry-cuellar-helping-her-gop-opponent-fundraise/

Hegar lost TX-31 by 4,300 votes.

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Response to speak easy (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 07:09 PM

3. Yep.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 03:37 PM

25. Unfortunately we need the seat. And given how conservative that district is...I don't know if

Cuellar can win this time...she would not have won in any case.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #25)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 03:45 PM

31. Guess we do. Still. He's not doing his constituents any favors if he backs this Roe ruling.

He gets a pro-life rating of 80% by the NRLC. NARAL won't even rate him.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #31)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:01 PM

33. It really doesn't matter what he does...he is one house member...we need his warm body in order

to have a majority and do anything about Roe and other important issues. Sure I liked his opponent better but I just don't see her winning in that district.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 07:17 PM

4. Disappointed. i really wanted him to lose.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 07:24 PM

5. So did I. damn!!!!

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 03:38 PM

26. Did you think losing the seat was a good idea? He has a shot and will be better than a GOP type.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 07:28 PM

6. Maybe he got some Repuke votes?

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 10:26 AM

9. It's a conservative Hispanic district. We have seen articles about how many Hispanics

are conservative leaning. The fact is we will need to have conservative types in certain areas to win .

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Response to JI7 (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 04:42 PM

11. For a Conservative leaning district, Cisneros turned out a surprising amount of progressive voters

If Cisneros keeps growing her support and doesn't fade away, she could possibly beat Cuellar next time and beat whoever the Repubs send out.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/05/24/us/elections/results-texas-us-house-district-28.amp.html

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Response to SunImp (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:32 AM

12. This was a Primary . In most democratic districts across the country he would have easily lost

The fact that it could be not just close but him winning in a Primary shows how conservative it is . The primary voters are more left leaning than the voters in the general election .

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Response to SunImp (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:38 AM

14. Most Democrats think that beating Republicans is more important

than beating other Democrats.

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Response to Nixie (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:51 AM

15. Most Democrats also care about a women's right to choose except for people like Cuellar

He is also not union friendly. If Cisneros had won here it would be a bit harder to win, but with her voters, Cuellar's and a bit more gotving it is doable.

https://www.krgv.com/news/u-s-rep-henry-cuellar-of-texas-is-lone-democrat-to-vote-against-federal-bill-protecting-abortion-rights/

https://texassignal.com/texas-unions-roast-henry-cuellar-stump-for-pro-act-at-san-antonio-rally/

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Response to SunImp (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:12 PM

16. The Democrats in Cuellar's district voted their priorities. They

weren’t sucker punched by someone trying to get an edge when a lot of voters aren’t paying attention.

Not every place is New York and never will be.

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Response to SunImp (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:03 PM

34. He is one house member and only important because we need to hold the house...a

warm body is all that is needed. He won't make policy. But we have to hold the house to fix anything. He helps us do that.

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Response to SunImp (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 03:39 PM

27. This is a primary...different voters. She would have lost the General.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 08:27 PM

7. Bummer

...

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 09:21 AM

8. 289 votes

every vote counts.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 04:29 PM

10. Lots of Dems in that district will need a clothespin and a barf bucket

to vote for this guy. Terrible choice.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:43 AM

13. A recount has confirmed U.S.

Henry Cuellar

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 09:29 AM

17. I shall never understand the support of Pelosi, Hoyer, Clyburn, etc. for Cuellar

Why?

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Response to 867-5309. (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 12:06 PM

18. because

They want to keep our majority and are willing to shaft purple state Democrats.

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Response to I_have_a_cat_bite (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:05 PM

35. Keeping our majority should be important to purple state Democrats as well...but this is not a

purple state. It is a red state thus far. The Democratic leaders were right and those who insisted on a primary were wrong.

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Response to 867-5309. (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 03:40 PM

28. They knew the challenger could not win this seat. And he is a sitting House member.

We need the seat...it is a very conservative district.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 12:53 PM

19. Cuellar. The only anti-abortion Democrat.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 03:43 PM

29. That is not true. Sen. Casey from PA is pro-life. At the time he ran, he would not have been

elected if he was pro-choice and it didn't hurt his Dad was a well like Democratic governor in PA. When I first moved to Ohio, Tim Ryan was pro-life. He has since changed his position.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #29)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:10 PM

37. You're right. There are more anti-abortion Democrats. He's just the one who voted against the

Women's Health Protection Act.

So maybe these others are sleepers like Casey if a codifying of Roe comes up in the 118th Congress. I hope not.

This list of Dems is from ontheissues.org

Jim Cooper TN-05 pro-life, 30% by NARAL,
Stephen Lynch MA-08 pro-life 10% by NARAL

Sanford Bishop GA-02 30% by NARAL
Henry Cuellar TX-28 Rated 80% by the NRLC

Jim Langevin RI-02 10% by NARAL
Tim Ryan OH-13 Opposed abortion; now supports woman's choice. (Apr 2019) 10% by NARAL

Richard Neal MA-01 30% by NARAL
Marcy Kaptur OH-09 30% by NARAL
Mike Doyle PA-140% by NARAL

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 08:35 PM

20. TY LMPV!

💙💛

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 03:17 AM

21. Texans deserve better

What if R's pick up more seats and this pro-forced birther gets to set the agenda? Pelosi and Clyburn's support of this guy sickens me.

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Response to I_have_a_cat_bite (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 09:51 AM

22. Henry Cuellar has won every election since 2002

Perhaps Texans (and Democrats in his district) are getting the representative they want.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 10:13 AM

23. Exactly. There are mostly local issues voters care about and how

an experienced person can help them where they live. Preaching to conservative Catholics and family-oriented cultures about abortion as his opponent did obviously wasn’t their priority.

Not to mention the well-known misinformation campaigns about incumbents are getting exposed.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:35 PM

38. he won by 289 votes

My rep is Dan Crenshaw and he is sure not the representative I want. All I'm asking is for the party leaders running these pacs behind Cuellar to put their money behind candidates who actually embody the values the Democratic party claim to hold dear. It's the least they can do when they don't have to live in this hellhole themselves.

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Response to I_have_a_cat_bite (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 03:44 PM

30. Like all pro-life members...he has agreed not to restrict choice legislatively.

And there is more flexibility in the House than the Senate.

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Response to I_have_a_cat_bite (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:08 PM

36. Oh please...we would be worse off if a GOP type wins the General...We are better off with

Ceullar. We can at least bribe him or pressure him...which would not be possible with a Republican.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #36)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 08:37 PM

39. it's like you don't remember

That two conservative Democratic senators stopped President Biden's agenda in its tracks. Why ever risk it again?

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 10:35 AM

24. Good.

Any victory for a Democrat is a victory for America.

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Response to pressbox69 (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 26, 2022, 03:46 PM

32. True that.

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