Congressional District 28 Election Results, Henry Cuellar vs. Cassy Garcia, for Texas Midterms November 8, 2022
Early voting results will be released at 7 p.m. CST on November 8, 2022. Election Day votes will arrive later that night.
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US Democratic Representative Henry Cuellar has been headquartered in District 28 for nearly 20 years.
He has represented South Texas residents in Washington, DC since 2005. Prior to that, he served in the Texas House and as Secretary of State.
In the last two elections, his biggest challenge to date has come from his own party. Jessica Cisneros took Cuellar to primary runoffs in 2020 and 2022, winning the most recent race by less than 300 votes.
Add to that the perception of impropriety with an FBI raid on his home (his lawyer later said Cuellar was not the target of any investigation), and Republicans see it as an opportunity to turn the historically red neighborhood. blue.
Republican Cassy Garcia is the latest GOP challenger. Garcia, a longtime political operative and former staffer of Sen. Ted Cruz, backed Garcia in that race.
Cuellar didn’t have much trouble defeating Republican candidates when they bothered to challenge him (he didn’t have a Republican opponent in 2014 or 2018).
The belief being largely that as a moderate, it is harder to portray Cuellar as a radical leftist than other Democratic candidates of other races.
But having a Republican in District 28 is the party’s desired outcome. And political dollars are being spent to highlight any perceived weakness in Cuellar and push Garcia to the top.
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