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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Former Lt. Governor Diane Denish Endorses Michelle Lujan Grisham for Congress

Denish picThis morning, former New Mexico Lt. Governor Diane Denish endorsed Michelle Lujan Grisham for the open congressional seat in New Mexico’s first district.

“Today, I am proud to endorse Michelle Lujan Grisham for Congress,” said Denish in a statement. “I know firsthand of her extensive commitment to the people of our state, especially those most vulnerable, our seniors and our children. Having watched Michelle take on powerful interests when they threaten to harm our families and seen her advocate for regular people on a daily basis, I have no doubt she will take that same dedication and tenacity to Congress.”

In her statement, Denish stressed the need for the next representative of the first district to do what is best for the taxpayers of central New Mexico. Saying, “We need a tough, fearless champion for the people in Congress. We need someone who will check her ego at the door and put others first. Michelle is that person. As a County Commissioner, she is taking on politics as usual and winning—bringing jobs, accountability, transparency and ethics reform to County Government while putting the brakes on political perks.”

Michelle lujan grishamDenish went on to outline Lujan Grisham’s qualifications as a candidate: “What makes Michelle the best candidate in the race? Simply the facts that 1) she is the most qualified candidate on the issues facing the country today: creating jobs, health care and making government work for regular folks. 2) Michelle has the broadest experience of all of the candidates in this race – Democrats and Republicans. 3) Michelle can win in November when the Republicans come after this Congressional Seat.”

After receiving the news of the endorsement, Lujan Grisham said the following: “Diane Denish is one of New Mexico’s most respected and successful individuals, both in the public and private sector. I am honored and humbled to have earned the support of someone held in such high esteem. Today is a very exciting day for our campaign.”

About Diane Denish: Diane Denish is the first woman to be elected as New Mexico’s Lt. Governor, serving in that office from 2003 to 2011. Ms. Denish is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and a small business owner. Along with serving two terms as Lt. Governor, she also served as Chair of the Children's Cabinet, the Democratic Party of New Mexico, the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority, the Health Care for New Mexicans Council, and Co-Chair of the New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism.

About Michelle Lujan Grisham: Michelle Lujan Grisham is running for the open seat for New Mexico’s First Congressional District. Lujan Grisham is endorsed by thousands of New Mexico residents, EMILY’s List's "On the List", the Women’s Campaign Fund, PODER PAC, the New Mexico Pharmacists Association, the National Women's Political Caucus, OPEIU, and WAND: Women’s Action for New Directions Education Fund. She currently sits on the Board of County Commissioners for Bernalillo County.

February 9, 2012 at 07:30 PM in Candidates & Races, Diane Denish, Michelle Lujan Grisham, NM-01 Congressional Race 2012 | Permalink

Comments

I wonder who she thinks should go up against Pearce. She is from Hobbs after all.
I hate having that radical throwback representing me in Socorro.

Posted by: qofdisks | Feb 10, 2012 1:13:08 PM