How Henry Cuellar’s political career survived its toughest challenge yet


The political life of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar goes on to see another day.

The embattled congressman, whose property and campaign office the FBI raided in January, will face a runoff with his progressive challenger, 28-year-old lawyer Jessica Cisneros. Cuellar defeated Cisneros in the 2020 primary by less than 4 percentage points.

The race has huge implications for South Texas, and national media have highlighted it as one that could define the Democratic Party for years to come.


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