Incumbent Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) won the Democrat nomination for Texas’s twenty-eighth Congressional District on Tuesday against socialist Jessica Cisneros following a recount for the primary runoff battle between the two, according to the Associated Press who called the race.
Cuellar, a nine-term congressman, defeated Cisneros by 289 votes, according to their recount results. On the runoff’s May election night, Cuellar was only winning by fewer than 200 votes.
He picked up more votes in the recount. The Associated Press (AP) previously did not call the race for either side because of how close it was, even though the incumbent declared himself the winner on election night.
The 29-year-old Cisneros, who once interned for the incumbent, lost the challenge. Cuellar has a more moderate record, which appealed to Texas’s heavily Hispanic southern
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