Jump to content

The Protestant Community

Sincerely inquiring about the Protestant faith? Welcome to Christforums the Christian Protestant community forums. You'll first need to register in order to join our community. Create or respond to threads on your favorite topics and subjects. Registration takes less than a minute, it's simple, fast, and free! Enjoy the fellowship! God bless, Christforums' Staff
Register now

Christian Fellowship Community Forums

John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.
Sign in to follow this  

Justice Democrats Name 8-Term Incumbent As First Target In Bid To Primary Moderate Democrats

Recommended Posts

By Molly Prince -



The progressive PAC credited with the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rise launched its first effort to unseat a moderate Democrat in 2020.

Justice Democrats announced their support for Jessica Cisneros to primary Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, who has represented the Lone Star State’s 28th Congressional District since 2005.

Cisneros, a 26-year-old immigration lawyer, is running on a progressive platform to mandate a $15 federal minimum wage, Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, free public college, increasing taxes and expanding social security, reported The Laredo Morning Times. She is also pro-abortion, anti-gun and opposes construction of a border wall.

Cueller has long been a target of Justice Democrats for not being progressive enough in a safely blue district, according to NBC News. Specifically, he is backed by the National Rifle Association, wants to defund sanctuary cities and voted to ban federal funding for abortion.

.@JCisnerosTX is taking on Henry Cuellar. He claims to be a Democrat, but he:

❌ Voted with Trump 69% of the time
❌ Earned ‘A’ Rating from the NRA
❌ Voted to defund reproductive services & sanctuary cities
❌ Gets $ from the Koch Bros

It’s time for a real Democrat in #TX28.

— Justice Democrats (@justicedems) June 13, 2019

He defended his political stances in January when rumors of a primary began arising that he was a target of the left-wing group.

“I’ve been polling and my district is more moderate, conservative Democrats,” he said at the time. “I think an outside group that thinks that they know South Texas politics better than I do are going to find [that] out.”

Cueller handily won reelection in 2018 after receiving 84% of the vote. Democrats also won the district during 2016 presidential election when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outperformed President Donald Trump by 20 points.

Cisneros is the first new primary candidate that Justice Democrats have endorsed for the 2020 election cycle.

“[She] represents the voices we so desperately need in Congress right now — millennial, working-class, Latina, first-generation immigrant, and dedicating her life to giving back to her community,” Alexandra Rojas, the group’s executive director, said in a statement.

Over the past few weeks, Justice Democrats has begun supporting incumbent Democratic members of Congress for reelection. In addition to Ocasio-Cortez, the group endorsed Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Massachusetts Rep. Aryanna Pressley, Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, California Rep. Ro Khanna, Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar.

“Our grassroots progressive movement has an opportunity to build a more accountable Democratic Party by unseating one of the worst amid our ranks and ushering in a new generation of leaders,” said Alexandra Rasiera, another executive director for Justice Democrats.

Justice Democrats revealed in April that the group would be creating its own infrastructure to fundraise for progressive primary challengers after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced it would not support a challenge to Democratic incumbents.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected]

Justice Democrats Name 8-Term Incumbent As First Target In Bid To Primary Moderate Democrats is original content from Conservative Daily News - Where Americans go for news, current events and commentary they can trust - Conservative News Website for U.S. News, Political Cartoons and more.

View the original full article

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...