Bernie Sanders endorses Jessica Cisneros, primary challenger to Henry Cuellar

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    (Texas Tribune) Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is wading into one of Texas’ most closely watched primary challenges, endorsing progressive candidate Jessica Cisneros who has mounted a bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress.

    “This is the most important election in our lifetime and I’m proud there are so many candidates running for Congress who understand that real change comes from the bottom on up, not the top on down,” Sanders said in a statement.

    Cisneros was one of nine candidates Sanders endorsed early Wednesday, in addition to incumbent Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Peter Welch of Vermont.

    Some progressives had weighed in wondering why Sanders had not endorsed Cisneros earlier while she collected a number of high-profile endorsements, including from fellow presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Massachusetts, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York.

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    Glad to hear it. The guy who Chimpy Bush once called “my favorite Democrat” (Cuellar) needs to go just as much as that piece of shit Joe Crowley needed to go.

    "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

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