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Deutch independent challenger Cesar Henao snags Fox interview, discusses Rubio and Obama

by George Bennett | October 25th, 2012

Cesar Henao, a registered Democrat running as a no-party candidate against U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, faulted Republicans and Democrats alike on immigration when he was interviewed this week by Neil Cavuto of Fox News about his campaign.

Henao, 34, was born in Colombia and has billed himself as “the first illegal immigrant ever to run for Congress,” saying he came to the U.S. at age 12 by crossing the border from Mexico while hiding beneath bales of hay in the back of a pickup truck. He later joined his mother in New York and eventually got a Green Card and became a citizen in 2002.

Asked about Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, Henao said “he’s the only Senator in the Republican Party that’s actually touched the immigration issue.” Henao said he’s “disappointed” in President Obama for not delivering on his promise to pass immigration reform in his first term.

Henao and Mike Trout will both appear on the ballot as no-party candidates against Democratic incumbent Deutch in heavily Democratic Palm Beach-Broward District 21. No Republican is running.

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7 Responses to “Deutch independent challenger Cesar Henao snags Fox interview, discusses Rubio and Obama”

  1. Jason Says:

    Thank you to the Palm Beach Post for the mention… and for reminding us all that Palm Beach County is “heavily Democratic” I would hate to think anyone had forgotten.

  2. Dude Who Makes Sense Says:

    I wish Cesar would say more. I mean, he says a lot of words but not specifics.

    Example from website:
    •Strengthening education for the long term success of our economy

    How?

    Every statement is so vague.

  3. Mike Trout Says:

    George, why do you insist on using the phrase ‘no party candidates’ instead of the simple term Independent?

  4. Mike Trout Says:

    Surprisingly, George Bennett has the title of Political Writer for the Palm Beach Post, in spite of the fact that he hasn’t covered any race in any depth over the last year that I have been following him. One McJournalist, hold the fries.

  5. Noe Says:

    This past week, Trump offered to give $5 million to a charity of Obama’s choice if he releases his college and passport records. Obama responded by telling his own joke about him and Trump fighting while growing up in Kenya. http://www.bit.ly/WRFiT5

  6. Godh16 Says:

    God does not want that he was president and sends hurricane. Amen.
    Obama go home!

  7. I hate parties Says:

    Good for him! The money mafias (parties) are the real problem in politics.

    Hopefully the one established party gets bumped out in this one.

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