Cuellar’s team in June dismissed Cisneros as a pawn of Justice Democrats who was using their talking points to hit the congressman. Cuellar spokesperson Colin Strother declined to provide examples of the talking points to Common Dreams other than Cisneros citing Cuellar’s record.
An anti-choice, pro-corporation legislator, Cuellar votes with President Donald Trump 52.8% of the time. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) enthusiastically endorsed Cuellar in September.
Despite the uphill battle, Cisneros’ campaign shows signs of life. The lawyer has raised over $460,000 thus far, her campaign announced on October 4.
“I’m not accepting a dime from corporate PACs or lobbyists,” Cisneros said at the time. “In Congress, I’ll advocate for the values and concerns of real people down here in South Texas, not corporate special interests.”
In her endorsement, Ocasio-Cortez warned supporters that the road to elect Cisneros would be long—but in the end, Cisneros in Congress would be a boon to the progressive cause.
Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction