Cuellar’s team responded to the news in true form by issuing a release that called his opponent “Miss Cisneros” (totally not sexist, right?) and alleged, without a shred of evidence, that she was “illegally coordinating with PACs.”
And in words that could have come from Donald Trump himself, Cuellar’s spokesperson dubbed Cisneros “the Socialist Cisneros” and declared, “EMILY’s List is using a third party moniker because they know their radical pro-abortion agenda is out of step with the values of South Texas voters.” You wouldn’t know it from that release, but Texas’ 28th District, which includes Laredo, actually backed Hillary Clinton over Trump by a 58-38 margin and supported Beto O’Rourke over GOP Sen. Ted Cruz 59-41 two years later.
Cuellar’s campaign also declined to mention that he’s also benefited from outside spending in this Laredo-area seat. As we recently wrote, a mystery dark money group called "American Workers for Progress" recently began a $720,000 TV buy that praised Cuellar for fighting "to protect Obamacare" and "standing with Nancy Pelosi to lower prescription drug prices." There’s almost no information about this group or who is funding it, which doesn’t seem to bother Cuellar one bit.
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