FBI Raid May Put Democrat’s Re-Election At Risk, Report Suggests

FBI Raid May Put Democrat's Re-Election At Risk, Report Suggests

(ReliableNews.org) – Texas kicked off early voting in the nation’s first Democratic primary election on February 14. However, recent news reports indicate a January FBI raid may have already sealed the fate of a Democrat’s reelection bid.

Media outlets exploded last month with the news that FBI agents raided the Laredo home and campaign office of Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) on January 19. FBI officials declined to provide any information about the raid due to its “ongoing investigation.”

On Thursday, February 17, Huffington Post reported three essential San Antonio-based consultants for Cuellar’s reelection campaign resigned. They included a boots-on-the-ground organizer, a data specialist and a digital marketing expert.

Winning San Antonio is critical for Cuellar’s campaign as he took a beating from his progressive challenger and then-28-year-old human rights lawyer, Jessica Cisneros, in that historic city during the 2020 primary and only narrowly managed to defeat her district-wide.

Cisneros’ campaign issued a statement at the time, noting the 2020 campaign cycle was “just the beginning.” True to her word, she threw her hat in the ring in 2022 and presents a significant challenge to Cuellar’s reelection efforts once again. She has the backing of progressives Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

Making matters worse, Cuellar has made few public appearances and appears to have shunned the prospect of sitting for interviews since the January FBI raid, further complicating his campaign.

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