Newsweek: Abortion May Be Deciding Factor in Texas Cuellar-Cisneros Democratic Runoff
Newsweek – May 11, 2022
By Adrian Carrasquillo
During the night of their March primary, progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros was leading Representative Henry Cuellar in their race for the 28th congressional district seat for much of the night before Cuellar overtook her. That set up up a May 24 runoff election, as neither candidate cleared the 50% threshold.
While Cisneros had a shot to win without a third candidate in the race, political observers still saw the election as Cuellar’s to lose, with little chance of a race shakeup on the horizon. […]
Tory Gavito, the president of the progressive donor network Way to Win, which helped raise $110 million during the 2020 election and is a Cisneros ally, said the abortion news had not just a practical effect, but also one about what is right and wrong for Democrats as well.
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