House Dems shun primary fight against anti-abortion incumbent

Posted on AllSides May 23rd, 2022
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House Democrats have vowed to do whatever it takes to protect abortion rights. But there’s one step many don’t want to consider.

Only a handful of them have endorsed the primary challenger running against Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar — their only colleague who opposes codifying Roe v. Wade into law — in a Tuesday runoff in Texas. And as dozens of House Democrats gathered on the Capitol steps earlier this month to rally support for abortion rights, they really didn’t want to talk about why.

“I don’t have anything to say about that,” said...

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