Conservative Rep. Henry Cuellar has the dubious honor of being the first Democrat to receive an endorsement from LIBRE Initiative Action, which is the Kochtopus' Hispanic outreach arm, in a federal election. The Texas congressman also has already benefited from air support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which usually backs Republicans, in his March 3 Democratic primary against immigration attorney Jessica Cisneros.
Cisneros, by contrast, has picked up endorsements from more traditional Democratic constituencies. On Friday, she announced that she had the support of AFSCME, state SEIU, Texas American Federation of Teachers, UNITE HERE Local 23. Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, a former San Antonio mayor who is one of the most prominent Democrats in the state, also endorsed her on Friday.
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