Late Nite FDL: Republican in Sheep’s Clothing
This, to quote Paris Hilton, is hot:
A well-traveled photograph of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar being embraced by President Bush prior to Tuesday’s State of the Union address triggered a rush of Internet donations to one of Cuellar’s Democratic primary rivals Thursday.
Within hours of a call to arms being posted on two liberal-leaning political blogs, the Daily Kos and Eschaton, former congressman Ciro Rodriguez’s campaign received 263 cyber contributions totaling nearly $12,000, according to ActBlue, a Web-based clearinghouse for Democratic candidates nationwide.
“This may be billed as a Democratic primary, but in this solidly Democratic Latino-majority district, Republicans needed a Republican in sheep’s clothing like Cuellar to have a chance of winning,” the Daily Kos blog post read.
Oscar Sanchez, a spokesman for the Rodriguez campaign, said the photograph of Bush holding a smiling Cuellar’s head between his hands struck a nerve among Democrats.
“It really shows that Democrats want a real Democrat in Congress,” Sanchez said.
A spokesman for Cuellar, who has been criticized as too cozy with the GOP since his support of Bush over Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election, characterized the controversy as a “one-day story.”
Thanks to everyone who donated, we raised $1100 for Rodriguez today on this site alone. You can contribute here.
No more faux Dems….