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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

AZ Congressman Raúl Grijalva Endorses Eric Griego for Congress in NM-1

RaulGrijalvaCr In an email to Griego's supporters today, 5-term Democratic Congressman Raúl Grijalva (AZ-7) announced his endorsement of Eric Griego for Congress in New Mexico's First District. Rep. Grijalva Co-Chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) and serves as Chair of the Education Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC). He also is a Vice Chair of the House LGBT Equality Caucus and Co-Chairs the Congressional National Landscape Conservation System Caucus.

"As John Boehner and Tea Party Republicans wage class war against working families, Progressives in Congress are fighting back. But we need help. We need more bold progressives fighting by our side," said Grijalva. "That's why I endorse State Senator Eric Griego for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District open seat."

Griego_eric "Eric Griego believes that 'the last thing we need to send to Washington is a Democrat who's a kinder, gentler version of the Republicans'. I agree. Democrats must fight for a government that works for all people, not just those with deep pockets and fancy titles," Grijalva noted.

"Eric fought to get corporate money out of politics as an Albuquerque City Councilor, where he passed one of the strongest local campaign finance reforms in the nation. As State Senator, he took on the Big Oil companies and put middle-class workers first by passing a green jobs bill into law," Grijalva continued. "Eric is supported by leading progressive groups and major labor unions -- and he is the only candidate in the race to have a lifetime 100% rating from Conservation Voters New Mexico."

Rep. Grijalva encouraged supporters to donate to Griego's campaign, saying, "I need Eric Griego fighting by my side in Congress. To make that happen, he needs your help."

Congressman Grijalva serves on the Subcommittees on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, and Workforce Protections, of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, as well as on the Committee of Natural Resources, were he is a member of the Subcommittee on Water and Power and the Ranking Membe of the Subcomittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.

Click to see our previous posts on Eric Griego, as well as the NM-01 Congressional Race 2012, in our archives.

September 28, 2011 at 01:53 PM in Eric Griego, NM-01 Congressional Race 2012, Progressivism | Permalink

Comments

That's great! What a strong endorsement from a real progressive Democratic leader!

Posted by: Terry | Sep 28, 2011 2:17:48 PM

This is a big deal. Getting national attention - http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/raul-grijalva-endorses-eric-greigo-in-nm-1.php

Posted by: anti-gecko | Sep 28, 2011 2:34:56 PM

Eric Griego seems to have a lot of momentum on his side. Good for him!

Posted by: Emily | Sep 28, 2011 5:02:20 PM

Griego seems to built up a great base of support from his previous races. Such an endorsement as this doesn't come out of thin air. Griego's potential to be a great congresman for this district is getting national attention.

I hope everyone will get out and talk to their neighbors. If the period between Thanksgiving and New Years is taken out, there isn't much time until the precinct caucuses in January.

Posted by: Stuart Heady | Sep 28, 2011 7:59:09 PM

Terrific news! Good to see a real workhorse supporting another one.

Posted by: PlacitasRoy | Sep 30, 2011 11:36:33 AM