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Texas 2022 Elections

Will an FBI raid boost Laredo progressive Jessica Cisneros’ bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar?

Cisneros came within 4 percentage points of unseating the moderate Cuellar in 2020. He seemed better prepared to fend her off in 2022 — until the FBI raided his office.

Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-TX, talks with supporters at an event featuring Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at his campaign headquarters in Laredo on Feb. 22, 2020.
Jose Luis and Ramona Cisneros, Jessica Cisneros' parents, watch the Anheuser-Busch Washingtonís Birthday Parade on Feb. 19, 2022.

Community ties vs. progressive priorities

The gated community where Rep. Henry Cuellar lives in Laredo on Feb. 18, 2022.
Jessica Cisneros speaks to the crowd at the voting rally event at the Paper Tiger in San Antonio on Saturday, February 12, 2022.

New life for Cisneros

Democratic presidential and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is joined by Jessica Cisneros at Warren's town hall in Austin on Sept. 10, 2019. Warren announced her endorsement to Cisneros' campaign against U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, on Sept 11, 2019.
A girl wearing a bejeweled dress for the Society of Martha Washington Colonial Pageant and Ball during the Anheuser-Busch Washington’s Birthday Parade on Feb. 19, 2022.
Carlos Ramirez, dressed as Chief Proud Eagle, during the Anheuser-Busch Washingtonís Birthday Parade on Feb. 19, 2022.

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