End Citizens United/Let America Vote, a major Democratic PAC focused on anti-corruption and voting rights, is endorsing Jessica Cisneros in her race for Texas’ 28th Congressional District.
“Jessica Cisneros is a champion when it comes to getting big money out of politics and fighting for the people of Texas,” said President of End Citizens United and Let America Vote Tiffany Muller in a statement. “From her time as an attorney representing the underserved, to her leadership in fighting back against laws that restrict the freedom to vote in Texas, Cisneros has always worked to ensure that every Texan can make their voice heard. She’ll work every day for Texas families in Congress and we are thrilled to endorse her.”
In 2020, End Citizens United/Let America Vote raised and spent $65.5 million on the election cycle.
The group has more than four million members nationwide, including nearly 154,000 in Texas.
“End Citizens United and Let America Vote are leading the charge to get big money out of politics and stop corporations and corrupt, wealthy billionaires from buying our elections, which I am excited to continue in Congress,” Cisneros said in a statement. “I have refused to take corporate PAC money or contributions from lobbyists and I am committed to getting big money out of politics to return the power to the people. I am honored to have ECU // LAV’s endorsement, and look forward to working with them to hold people in power accountable and make these reforms a reality.”
End Citizens United/Let America does not typically endorse in Democratic primaries where incumbents are present. The group has endorsed eight other House candidates (including Greg Casar in Texas 35) this cycle, but this is the first against a sitting incumbent.
The endorsement from the anti-corruption group comes as Rep. Henry Cuellar continues to deal with an FBI investigation that saw his office raided in January.
Election day for the primary runoff is Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
Fernando covers Texas politics and government at the Texas Signal. Before joining the Signal, Fernando spent two years at the Houston Chronicle and previously interned at Houston’s NPR station News 88.7. He is a graduate of the University of Houston, Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, and enjoys reading, highlighting things, and arguing on social media. You can follow him on Twitter at @fernramirez93 or email at email@example.com