Over the past week, both candidates in the Democratic primary for Texas’ 28th U.S. House district received new endorsements. Jessica Cisneros announced support from former presidential candidate Julián Castro, the AFSCME, SEIU Texas, and the Texas AFT. Rep. Henry Cuellar was endorsed by LIBRE Initiative Action and the Texas Municipal Police Association.
Both have also received competing endorsements from sitting Democratic members of Congress. Cisneros has the endorsements of Reps. Pramila Jayapal (Wash.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.). Cuellar has been backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Rep. Cheri Bustos (Ill.), who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The Democratic primary takes place on March 3, 2020. The winner will face Sandra Whitten (R) and Bekah Congdon (L) in the general election.
The 28th District has a Cook 2017 Partisan Voter Index score of D+9, meaning this district’s results were 9 percentage points more Democratic than the national average in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. All three major race rating outlets rate the race as solid Democratic.
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