Editorial: Castro, Doggett and Cuellar have earned another term

Editorial: Castro, Doggett and Cuellar have earned another term

U.S. Reps. Joaquin Castro and Lloyd Doggett, have earned a return to Congress. So has U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, not pictured here. All three incumbents face marginal challengers this year. While two of the congressional races for the San Antonio area are hotly contested, with millions of dollars pouring into campaigns and plenty of national attention, three other races are decidedly low-key affairs. These three races feature long-standing incumbents — and marginal challengers. In Congressional District 28, we recommend U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar for another term. During his eight terms in this district, which runs from San Antonio’s South Side to Texas’ border with Mexico, Cuellar has become one of the least favorite Democrats in Congress among the party’s progressives. His real challenge came in the primary against immigration attorney Jessica Cisneros. Cuellar is a conservative Democrat. He is anti-abortion, pro-gun rights and works well with Republicans. He also gets things done. Cuellar’s conservatism and bipartisanship have made him an effective representative for his district and South Texas. The only Texas Democrat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, he’s leveraged his political capital into funding for new immigration judges, area military bases and Hispanic Serving Institutions, and he was critical in funding San Antonio’s new federal courthouse. Cuellar has earned a ninth term. His Republican challenger, Sandra Whitten, didn’t respond to requests for an interview. On her website, she describes herself as a “Christian, Constitutional Conservative, Pro-Life, Supporter of Strong Borders and Legal Immigration.” In District 35, we recommend […]

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