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EXCLUSIVE: MEET UP WITH THE Woman ATTEMPTING TO Unseat AMONG Texas Democratic Reps

  • Cassy Garcia hopes to unseat Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar with a conservative agenda centered on border security, the economy and energy independence, she told the Daily Caller News Foundation within an exclusive interview.
  • Im so pleased with everything Ive done and I wish to work so difficult for everyone in District 28. I really believe in the American dream, Im living the American dream and I’d like everybody to keep living the American dream, Garcia told the DCNF.
  • Garcia argues that she could be section of the red wave of Latina Republicans, like Rep. Mayra Flores, who recently won a competitive race in south Texas.

Republican candidate Cassy Garcia believes she’s what must be done to beat Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar within an expected red wave in south Texas, she told the Daily Caller News Foundation within an exclusive interview.

Cuellar, whos represented the district since 2004, is among the only Democrats to aid efforts to secure the border also to took a pro-life position.(RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: My Night At The Border With Operation Lone Star In Texas)

But Garcia says her resolve to secure the border also to support constituents fighting higher prices because of inflation can help her defeat Cuellar.

Hes completely out of touch with the district and my message is gonna be centered on jobs, on securing our border, just how do we become energy independent. The administration really wants to keep spending, were in this mess due to all of the spending of money we dont have, Garcia, who served as Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruzs deputy state director and commissioner for the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, told the DCNF.

Cuellar says all of the right things, but hes done nothing to secure our southern border, said Garcia, whos won the endorsement of the National Border Patrol Council.

The Border Patrol union broke from its previous endorsement of Cuellar in 2020 to back Garcia. Cuellar has voted with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 94% of that time period, according to ProPublica.

The Texas Democrat voted against border wall funding in 2019, during former President Donald Trumps administration.

From Day 1, I’ve made my position clear: I oppose the wall, the wall isn’t necessary, and the wall won’t work. The Trump Administrations ineffective and wasteful border wall hurts taxpayers, wildlife, the surroundings, and my community, Cuellar said of his decision at that time.

In 2021, Cuellar co-sponsored two separate bipartisan immigration bills, one to open more processing centers at the border to raised screen migrants and another to permit certain H-2B visa workers in non-agricultural sectors never to be counted towards the annual visa limit also to increase civil penalties on those that violate the terms of this program.

Cuellar recently spoke with the DCNF about his efforts to appropriate more funding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He was also mostly of the Democrats to oppose the Biden administrations decision to get rid of Title 42.

WASHINGTON, DC SEPTEMBER 12: Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) delivers remarks throughout a rally for the passing of the USMCA trade agreement, on September 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tom Brenner/Getty Images)

But Garcia argues Democrats are out of touch and dont are a symbol of issues individuals of south Texas are worried about, like the border crisis. She cited freshman Republican Rep. Mayra Flores victory in a recently available special election, where she flipped Texas 34th Congressional District from blue to red after Democrats controlled the seat for 150 years.

The Republican Party predicts Flores win will tripped a red wave in south Texas, where in fact the party has invested resources in increasing voter turnout. From 2018 to 2022, Republicans a lot more than doubled their turnout in Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy counties in south Texas across the border, according to The Texas Tribune.

The race is considered a Democratic toss up by Cook Political Report.

Many of these districts will be most of the pickups that the Republicans are likely to get from this sort of significant movement of the Hispanic vote from probably 20 or 30%. In Texas, probably a lot more than that. It may be more than 50% of these living across the border. Therefore at that time, its extremely tough for him to win reelection, Chief Pollster at the Trafalgar Group Robert Cahaly told the DCNF of Garcias race.

A spokesperson for Cuellars campaign didn’t react to the DCNFs obtain comment.

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