Koch network endorses its first Democrat, Henry Cuellar. We're going to help boot him on March 3
The Koch network has never endorsed a Democrat and has certainly not been involved in Democratic primaries. Until now. It’s found a Democrat it can love, for better or worse for him: Rep. Henry Cuellar, the Texas Democrat who is being challenged by Jessica Cisneros. Cisneros has earned Daily Kos' endorsement, not just because Cuellar is the kind of Democrat that the Koch folks would love, but because of her own accomplishments and values as a human rights attorney and daughter of working-class immigrants from Mexico, someone who will fight to end family separation and create a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, as well as support the Democratic agenda for progress.
But back to that first-ever Koch endorsement of a Democrat. The Koch network’s LIBRE Initiative is going to be going all-in for Cuellar with direct mail, digital ads, and on-the-ground field efforts. LIBRE is the Kochs’ «wolf in sheep's clothing to the Latino community,» as Thomas Kennedy, a writing fellow for the Center for Community Change Action, called it in a HuffPost piece: an astroturf group pretending to act in the interests of Latino, but in reality trying to co-opt them politically. Which makes Cuellar a pretty perfect fit for them.
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