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This 26-Year-Old Running For Congress Wants to be the AOC of Texas

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LAREDO, Texas — Rep. Henry Cuellar has represented Texas’ 28th Congressional District for 15 years. He’s a Democrat who is pro-gun, anti-abortion and a supporter of the recent border deal that split members of his own party. According to analysis from Five Thirty Eight, Cuellar has voted with President Trump more than almost any other Democrat.

This year, he’s up against a challenge from the left: 26-year-old immigration attorney Jessica Cisneros. Cisneros grew up in Laredo, and was practicing law in New York when she was recruited by Justice Democrats to run against Cuellar. That’s the same group that backed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated longtime Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley who had held his seat for 20 years.

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