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Green New Deal Backers Go Head-To-Head With Koch Money In Texas Race

“But some worry the progressive movement’s massive bet on 26-year-old Jessica Cisneros’s campaign to unseat Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) is becoming too risky.”

“Backers of the Green New Deal are going head-to-head with the right-wing billionaire who bankrolled the modern climate denial movement on the oil industry’s home turf this weekend.

Ahead of next Tuesday’s closely watched primary in Texas’s 28th Congressional District, a progressive group is spending $50,000 on ads attacking Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) over the support his reelection campaign is getting from GOP megadonor and fossil fuel magnate Charles Koch, HuffPost has learned.

A super PAC founded by Koch told the Federal Election Commission last week it spent $34,000 to support Cuellar, who is facing a tough primary challenge from Jessica Cisneros, a 26-year-old immigration attorney backed by allies of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). The spending marked the first time Americans for Prosperity Action campaigned for a congressional Democrat.”

Alexander C. Kaufman reports for HuffPost February 29, 2020.