Politico: The nastiest Democratic primary of 2022 may be heading for another round
Politico – May 12, 2023
By Brittany Gibson
Cuellar beat Jessica Cisneros, an immigrant lawyer, by fewer than 300 votes in a runoff election last cycle. And there is a sense on the ground that grassroots progressive organizing in the district is even stronger now.
“There is a vibrant progressive scene. It’s just less visible,” said Tory Gavito, president of Way to Win, an up-and-coming hub of progressive groups, and an experienced Texas strategist. She said that younger Latinos in particular have effectively been organizing in the region.
Cuellar didn’t comment for this story, but in an interview about immigration with POLITICO’s Playbook Deep Dive podcast, he defended his centrist instincts. “We need to have centrist policies, especially when it comes to border security, but still be respectful of immigrants’ rights,” he said.
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