On Wednesday night, the FBI raided both the home and campaign headquarters of conservative Rep. Henry Cuellar, the last anti-choice Democrat in the House. Agents spent hours cataloging and seizing items, including computers, with a spokesperson saying they were “conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity.”
We don’t yet know what the FBI is investigating, but raids like this are always very serious. And if you’re a sitting member of Congress, they are extremely bad news. The story immediately made the front page of newspapers in the area, and it’s sure to stay in the headlines.
With our majority on the line in November, Democrats can’t risk nominating a candidate who, by all appearances, is the target of a federal investigation. Fortunately, there’s a much better—and safer—choice in Texas’ 28th District: progressive Jessica Cisneros.
Cisneros is a human rights attorney and daughter of working-class immigrants from Mexico who believes in a pathway to citizenship, universal health care, expanding Social Security, and protecting women’s reproductive rights. She’ll be a strong, clear voice for South Texas.
Above all, we can say one thing with certainty: The FBI didn’t raid her home this week.
The Texas primary is fast approaching on March 1, and Cuellar shows no sign of stepping aside despite his current legal woes. Please donate now to help Cisneros protect this seat for Democrats.
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