One of the key races in Tuesday’s primary was the Democratic primary in Texas House District 28. As we noted,
Cuellar’s essentially become a unicorn — an anti-abortion, pro-border-control Democrat — so the contrast between him and Cisneros couldn’t be more dramatic. This one’s going to have lots of pundit tongues wagging in terms of what it may signal as to the preferences of Latino voters.
As of Wednesday morning, at 10:00 am Eastern, Cuellar holds the lead 50.2 percent to 49.8 percent — by a margin of 177 votes. (See the embed of the live race at the bottom of this article for additional updates — click “Change Race” to pull up the dropdown menu, then select “Texas US House 28.”)
The race hasn’t yet been called by Decision Desk HQ, though the Texas Observer is giving the edge to Cuellar: “Anti-Abortion Democrat Henry Cuellar Appears to Prevail Despite FBI Cloud.” (Three guesses as to which way the Observer leans — and the first two don’t count.)
Cuellar has declared victory:
The votes are in, the margin will hold. We have won by 177 votes.
My statement below: pic.twitter.com/Ww71fS0o5g
— Henry Cuellar (@CuellarCampaign) May 25, 2022
Cisneros, however, is not conceding:
Thank you to every single voter that came out to support our campaign for #TX28.
This election is still too close to call, and we are still waiting for every ballot and eligible vote to be counted.
This fight isn't over. It was a blessed 29th birthday ❤ pic.twitter.com/B7vX8HDstm
— Jessica Cisneros (@JCisnerosTX) May 25, 2022
With a margin that close, it may be a while before this one is officially called — and a recount may well be in the offing.