The Daily Kos and his leftist establishment buddies invested a significant amount of money and effort to defeat Texas U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat who often works closely with President Bush. Unless something unexpected occurs, the radical favorite former congressman Ciro Rodriguez had been defeated.
One can almost take it for granted that a Daily Kos endorsement is a kiss of death for a politician. He has inadvertently become Karl Rove’s best friend. If the Daily Kos did not exist---the president’s election strategist would have to invent him.
Update: It’s official. Henry Cuellar has won. The Houston Chronicle reports the final totals:
U.S. House, District 28
Ciro Rodriguez, D
Victor Morales, D
Henry Cuellar, D (I)