TEXAS 31 (R -- CARTER) | TX-31

Cuellar Appears at Carter Fundraiser

The Democrat said his presence does not represent an endorsement.

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Drew Gerber
Sept. 12, 2018, 10:38 a.m.

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-28) appeared at a fundraiser Tuesday for Rep. John Carter (R), who is "badly in need of cash as he fights for political survival against" Air Force veteran MJ Hegar (D).

"Cuellar and Carter have worked together for years. But it's highly unusual for a lawmaker in one party to help a colleague from the other to keep his job. It's especially remarkable given that Democrats are angling for a "blue wave" potent enough to dislodge lawmakers who, like Carter, have held safe seats for years. Hegar aides did not respond to requests for comment after Politico Playbook reported on Cuellar's unusual act of party disloyalty. Nor did the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party's House campaign arm. Through an aide, Cuellar said that his help for Carter doesn't imply an endorsement. ... Carter spokesman Bruce Harvie said the congressman, a former trial judge, is grateful to Cuellar for attending the event." (Dallas Morning News)

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