During tonight’s KRQE debate, Martin Heinrich delivered a substantive and optimistic message to New Mexicans. Martin promised to be a bulwark against the radical Trump/GOP agenda and stand up to Republican proposals to gut Medicare and Social Security to pay for their deficit-bursting tax giveaway to the wealthy. Heinrich highlighted his strong record of delivering results on issues that matter for New Mexico. He was also the only candidate in the debate offering a clear policy vision to grow our state’s economy and create opportunities for all New Mexicans.
Meanwhile, Gary Johnson and Mick Rich gave up any attempt to be civil, deciding that Trump-style attacks against Martin would be the only way to save their failing campaigns.
“Martin Heinrich’s performance tonight served as a reminder of his serious and visionary leadership. It also showed a clear contrast for New Mexicans, who saw clearly why Gary Johnson, or a Trump surrogate like Mick Rich, have never been and never will be good for our state,” said Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. “Martin has shown time and again that he will stand up to Trump and protect our health care and the programs New Mexicans depend on. Johnson and Rich proved, without a doubt, that they plan to do just the opposite.”