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