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Democrats are in danger of losing three congressional strongholds in South Texas

The seats in question are held by U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar of Laredo and Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen. A third vacant seat recently belonged to Filemon Vela of Brownsville, who stepped down to take a private sector lobbying job.

U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, and Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, and former U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville.
Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith moderates a discussion with U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. 
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34th Congressional District 

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, speaks to the crowd at a campaign rally for then-senate candidate Beto O'Rourke at H-…
Mayra Flores stands outside of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in McAllen on Oct. 16, 2021. Flores used to vote Democratical…

15th Congressional District

Michelle Vallejo, U.S. Representative District 15 Candidate, responds to questions during a Futuro RGV candidate forum in Mc…
Ruben Ramírez, U.S. Representative District 15 Candidate, responds to questions during a Futuro RGV candidate forum in McAll…
Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-TX, talks with supporters at an event featuring Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at his campai…

28th Congressional District

Jessica Cisneros talks with to her supporters at her campaign headquarters before they head out to canvass in Laredo on Feb.…
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, campaigns on Super Tuesday in Laredo on March 3, 2020.

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