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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Balderas Gets More New Mexico Grassroots Support

BalderasThe following was provided by the Hector Balderas for Senate Campaign.

Today, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), Local 1032 and five New Mexico leaders announced their support for Hector Balderas' candidacy for United States Senate.  These endorsements add to the grassroots momentum and excitement the Balderas campaign is building and generating.  Those current and formers elected officials who endorsed Hector, include:

  • Representative Ernest Chavez
  • Representative Sandra Jeff
  • Former Representative Harriet Ruiz 
  • Santa Fe School Board Member Linda Trujillo 
  • Mayor Richard A. Cordova, Mayor, Village of Eagle Nest

In a letter announcing the AFGE's support, President Andres Aragón said about Hector, "Being raised in Wagon Mound New Mexico, you truly understand the needs of rural New Mexico and have a deep connection to the communities statewide. This perspective is critical in public service, especially in these tough economic times.  Our state is the beneficiary of extensive federal resources that employ our people and serve our communities.  Our next United States Senator must continue to make New Mexico a priority by protecting its people not Wall Street."

Aragón continued, "Your record in the state legislature and as state auditor of holding government and corporations accountable to protect everyday New Mexicans is desperately needed now more than ever in our nation's capital.  Washington is broken and we are confident you will bring a fresh approach to governing and work toward finding innovative solutions to help retain and create jobs." 

"I'm so excited to receive the support from the AFGE and these important leaders in New Mexico.  Our campaign doesn't have special interest money or backing from Washington insiders. We are powered by the people—a true grassroots movement.  We are organizing labor and community leaders across the state who are committed to ensuring that New Mexicans have a Senator who represents and fights for them.  I cannot wait to turn this goal into reality," Hector Balderas said.

Today brings to 52 the number of current and former elected officials across New Mexico who have endorsed Hector.

February 1, 2012 at 03:42 PM in 2012 NM Senate Race, Candidates & Races, Hector Balderas | Permalink


Hector has my vote, as well as anyone I have influence with. His support is broad and will carry the day in June.

Posted by: Preciliano Martin | Feb 2, 2012 8:12:49 AM

Most New Mexicans aren't millionaires like Heinrich Wilson, but we're hard working like Hector and he has our votes in June!

Posted by: mjohns | Feb 3, 2012 2:04:30 AM

mjohns, Prove with facts and documents that Heinrich is a millionaire and crooked. Otherwise stop your slander of Democratics.

Posted by: slander | Feb 4, 2012 9:42:02 AM

Slander and mjohns,
Sorry to say but, almost all of those that are elected to congress and the senate do become millionaires. Like it or not, that is part of the prize of winning high political office in this nation.
If you don't like that, change it. Whining about it as derogatory for a pol is like complaining about the weather. Hence, the issue is mute. Better to make a public stink about the nefarious means that pols enrich themselves and chip away at that. Some examples are Romney style vulture capitalism, insider trading for politicians, lobbying and conflicts of interest and cronyism.
Which of these can be pinned on our NM candidates? How is the ethically challenged Heather Wilson making ends meet? Steve Pierce is a self dealing embarrassment.

Posted by: qofdisks | Feb 4, 2012 10:53:48 PM