Supporters of Jessica Cisneros\u0026#039; bid to represent Texas\u0026#039; 28th District are making their final pitches for the progressive challenger on Monday as they hope to prevent anti-choice Democrat Henry Cuellar from holding a 10th term.\r\n\r\nCisneros and Cuellar will face off Tuesday in a runoff since neither candidate crossed the 50% threshold in March. It\u0026#039;s the second time Cisneros is up against Cuellar for the South Texas seat after her narrow loss in 2020.\r\n\r\n\u0022Tomorrow is primary day,\u0022 tweeted the Working Families Party. \u0022It\u0026#039;s time to push @JCisnerosTX over the finish line.\u0022\r\n\r\nThe Sunrise Movement is also among the progressive groups backing 28-year-old Cisneros and on Monday touted \u0022one million dials, texts, and doors knocked\u0022 for her campaign.\r\n\r\n\u0022This is people power in action, and we are sending a message from young people to the Democratic establishment: We will not settle for anti-choice, fossil fuel-funded candidates like Henry Cuellar. It\u0026#039;s time to step up,\u0022 said Ezra Oliff-Lieberman, an organizer with Sunrise Electoral.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSixty-six-year-old Cuellar—dubbed \u0022Big Oil\u0026#039;s Favorite Democrat\u0022 and who last year was the sole House Democrat to vote against both the worker rights-strengthening PRO Act and the Women\u0026#039;s Health Protection Act, which would codify the right to abortion care into federal law—has the backing of House Democratic leadership.\r\n\r\nCisneros, meanwhile, has won support from a handful of left-leaning members of Congress including Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the latter of whom held a rally in San Antonio Friday for the U.S. House hopeful.\r\n\r\n\u0022After some time around town,\u0022 Sanders said in a text message to supporters on Monday, \u0022I believe the people of TX-28 are ready to elect a fighter for the working class.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022I believe the people are ready to oust the last anti-choice Democrat in Congress,\u0022 he added. \u0022I believe the people are ready to beat over $1 MILLION in super PAC spending.\u0022\r\n\r\nHe expressed hope that \u0022if we stand united behind Jessica, she can win tomorrow and become the next member of Congress from TX-28.\u0022\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Democratic establishment\u0026#039;s support for Cuellar, meanwhile, was thrown into sharp relief after a leaked draft opinion revealed the U.S. Supreme Court\u0026#039;s right-wing majority appears poised to soon overturn Roe v. Wade.\r\n\r\nIn light of that draft, \u0022the runoff is being closely watched for clues about whether the issue [of abortion] will animate Democratic voters,\u0022 The Associated Press reported, and pointed to \u0022an infusion of money that outside groups have poured on the ground and across TV in South Texas\u0022 being \u0022an indicator of an important race\u0022 that may \u0022provide insight about the direction of the Democratic Party.\u0022\r\n\r\nVox reported in February:\r\n\r\n\r\nTexas\u0026#039;s 28th District is more moderate than the districts where progressives have succeeded in knocking off incumbents in recent years. Biden won the newly drawn version of the district by just 7 points in 2020, compared to the more than 60 points he won by in the Missouri district where now-Rep. Cori Bush felled a longtime incumbent that year.\r\n\r\nA Cisneros victory would demonstrate that progressives are able to win a primary in places that aren\u0026#039;t solidly blue, and it would be a testament to the ability of such challengers to connect with a range of Democratic base voters.\r\n\r\n\u0022It would really be a David and Goliath moment,\u0022 says Mike Siegel, the political director of progressive advocacy group Ground Game Texas.\r\n\r\n\r\nJen Ramos, a member of the State Democratic Executive Committee for the Texas Democratic Party who\u0026#039;s been campaigning for Cisneros, talked to The Guardian about the race and asserted that Cueller and his campaign haven\u0026#039;t had real engagement with the district.\r\n\r\nShe suggested Cisneros has brought a breath of fresh air.\r\n\r\n\u0022I think that Jessica\u0026#039;s race is the very first time in a long time that the region and the community has seen the sense of hope,\u0022 she told the outlet.