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Left-wing group creates fund to oust Texas Democrat from Congress
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/left-wing-group-creates-fund-to-oust-texas-democrat/2019/01/11/eceb3d94-15aa-11e9-90a8-136fa44b80ba_story.html?utm_term=.c116f491dfae

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A grass-roots Democratic group that helped power the upset victory of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has identified a Texas Democrat as its first target ahead of the 2020 congressional primaries — but as of now, Ocasio-Cortez herself is staying neutral.

Justice Democrats, a political committee founded after the 2016 election to reshape the Democratic Party through primary challenges, is working to recruit a challenger to Rep. Henry Cuellar, a seven-term congressman from a strongly Democratic district who’s one of the few anti-abortion-rights voices in the party’s House conference.

In a statement, the group compared Texas’s 28th Congressional District, which gave the president just 38.5 percent of the vote in 2016, to other districts where left-leaning candidates have unseated incumbents. It is launching a “primary Cuellar fund” to encourage any potential candidate that there will be resources if he or she jumps into the race.

There is a faction of radical Democrats and more Centrist Democrats. This could get interesting.
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