Thursday, March 8, 2012

Henry happy with his new 28th District: others claim he sold out to GOP

GW: "You, republican in Democrat's clothing you"!
 From The Houston

Despite the Democratic sniping, Rep. Henry Cuellar said that he feels vindicated that a compromise congressional redistricting map includes new Latino districts in San Antonio and Dallas.

“For the first time in the history of Texas politics we created two Hispanic seats,” Cuellar, D-Laredo, said during an office interview following weeks of acrimony and grumbling from some Democrats who accused Cuellar of being working too closely with Republicans.

Cuellar’s role in the redistricting process was criticized by head of a Democratic advocacy group, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus complained that their lawyers were left out of some negotiations that took place with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

But Cuellar notes that he along with Latino groups worked on the map, and with Abbott and Republican lawmakers, notably Rep. Francisco Canseco, R-San Antonio.

Matt Angle with the Lone Star Project, a Democratic advocacy group, said in a statement that Cuellar “has a long history of betraying Latino voters and his constituents to appease high-level Republicans.”

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1 comment:

  1. Tell me whose ass to kiss today in order to keep my office. I'll do it! Si Senor!