(TheDailyHorn.com) – In South Texas, both Democrats and Republicans are taking aim at incumbent Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) after the FBI recently raided his home as part of a federal investigation involving the former Soviet state of Azerbaijan and several US businessmen. It’s unknown if Cuellar is a target of the investigation.
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Cuellar is a popular moderate Democrat whose district is on the Texas southern border. Voters first elected him into office in 2005. The news of the FBI raid opened the door for the Congressman’s far-left primary opponent and Republicans who smell blood in the water.
Progressive Democratic primary challenger Jessica Cisneros said the raid proves that the longtime Congressman is out of touch with voters and is corrupt. Her campaign says the imagery makes it easier for folks to receive her message.
Republicans say Cuellar’s troubles are a win-win. Whether a corrupt Cuellar or an avowed socialist is on the ballot in a conservative border district hammered by illegal immigration, it will play right into the hands of the GOP.
Cuellar says he didn’t do anything wrong and is staying in the race. The Congressman said he prides himself on doing the right things with honesty and ethics. Cuellar is an outspoken critic of President Joe Biden’s illegal immigration policies.
Stay tuned. This is an evolving story.
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