U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) is “not a target” of a federal investigation that included an FBI raid on his home and campaign headquarters earlier this year, according to his attorney. The raid occurred less than a month before early voting began for the March primary for CD28 (Lean D). Cuellar finished first in the three-way primary with 48% of the vote but was forced into a runoff by his 2020 primary challenger Jessica Cisneros (47%).
In campaign finance reports filed on Friday, Cisneros out-raised Cuellar by nearly $1M – $1.7M to $749K – and outspent him, $1.1M to $580M. He has a $1.4M to $1.0M advantage in cash on hand. She has now out-raised him for the election cycle, $3.2M to $2.7M, and has already raised $1.3M more than she did during her 2020 campaign.
The candidates’ April quarterly reports disclose contributions received and expenditures made between February 10 and March 31.
13 incumbent U.S. representatives and candidates reported having at least $1M on hand.
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