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The rep-campaign strikes back at ‘squad’ recommendations for a primary Challenger

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Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar campaign hits this week after a second member of the so-called “team” and endorsed his primary Challenger, Jessica Cisneros.

According to freshman Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., approved Cisneros Tuesday, Cuellar campaign spokesman Colin Strother said in a statement to Fox News that his Challenger is focused on “out-of-state support of PACs and celebrities, while we are focused on building support in the district.

“This is the limit, not the Bronx, and not in Boston,” said Strother. “We believe that the members of Congress more conservative values and the evidence of consensus, in order to things to be done more in line with the values and priorities of the district. We are pleased to have the opportunity to compare our records, our opponents.”

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Pressley endorsement of the 26-year-old Challenger comes only a week after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, also Cisneros supported, praised the former Cuellar interns progressive chops. The Cuellar campaign mention of the Bronx, was a clear reference to Ocasio-Cortez.

“If [Cisneros] is chosen, not only am I no longer the youngest person in the Congress I have a new, strong allies in the fight for ‘Medicare for all’ getting corporate money out of politics, and fixing our broken immigration system,” Ocasio-Cortez said, according to the group justice Democrats.

Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., also Cisneros approved.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, speaks with the media outside the West wing after a cross-party meeting with President Donald Trump in the White house, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Washington. Cuellar is facing a primary challenge from the left, the by Cisneros.
(Associated Press)

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Strother was also a shot at the Cisneros for, backed up by the justice Democrats, the organization that originally Ocasio-Cortez increased in their successful primary challenge against former Rep. Joe Crowley, D-NY

“The two candidates could hardly be more different,” he said. “Congressman Cuellar lives in this district all his life and been present for 15 years in Congress, while our opponent has lived here only four months after the setting by a socialist organization in New York City.”

Pressley, with your approval, said Cisneros, was devoted to the progressive themes, the the “squad” has advanced, the Texas Tribune ” reported on Tuesday.

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“Our country is at a crossroads, and how the Administration in Washington, DC continue to advance, hateful, draconian policies for women, immigrants, and other marginalized communities, the experience and the determination of candidates such as Jessica Cisneros is more important than ever before,” Pressley said in a statement, according to the Tribune. “A human rights lawyer, Jessica has to fight devoted her life to, for those who is in your community – now, after the work of the Congress, to stand up for all targeted by this government.”

Earlier Tuesday, though, Strother controversial Pressley characterization of Cisneros as a “people’s lawyer.” The Laredo Morning Times reported, when Cisneros began her campaign in June, after the completion of the University of Texas Law School, she spent less than a year in a legal fellowship program in New York, called the Brooklyn defender services, which practices immigration law.

Ocasio-Cortez, along with other liberal house freshman, before has been in conflict with the Democratic institution of significant challenges. Earlier this year, the democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) decided to even it policy company would blacklist that against sitting members of Congress.

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Ocasio-Cortez and Pressley criticized both, the attitude.

“The @DCCC is the new rule to the blacklist+boycott anyone who does business w/ the primary Challenger is extremely divisive & damaging to the party,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in March. “My recommendation, if you are a small-dollar donors: pause your donations to the DCCC and directly to the swing candidate instead.”

Fox News’ Sam Dorman, Judson Berger and Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.

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