Dems' push to center abortion rights faces first test

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2022
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Elections, 2022 Elections, Primaries, Texas, Henry Cuellar, Jennifer Cisneros, Abortion
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Tuesday’s congressional runoff between two South Texas Latino Democrats with opposing views on abortion could shape how their party fares in November.

The big picture: Democrats bracing for a loss of the House majority in November are rallying voters nationally around fears the Supreme Court is about to overturn abortion rights — but in a general election, this message may not work as well in socially conservative districts with Democratic incumbents.

Details: Incumbent Henry Cuellar, a Catholic who opposes abortion, is in a tight race to keep his seat in Congress for a district...

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