Candidates for Congress in New Mexico’s first Congressional District participated in the third televised debate of the election today on KRQE.
Democratic candidate Melanie Stansbury used the opportunity to highlight her experience and knowledge of the issues. A lifelong Democrat and Albuquerque-native, Representative Stansbury has worked in communities across the state as a researcher and science educator and at the national level as a former staffer in the White House and U.S. Senate. In 2018, she flipped House District 28 and became the first woman and the first Democrat to represent the district. Representative Stansbury has made it clear throughout her campaign that she is a proud Democrat who is ready to head to DC to uplift the voices of New Mexicans and work with President Biden to raise the minimum wage, create opportunities for affordable and accessible healthcare, and pass a comprehensive infrastructure bill.
Republican Mark Moores, on the other hand, failed to respond to even basic questions about who is to blame for the January 6th insurrection at the US Capitol.
“Throughout these debates Mark Moores has failed to explain his extreme positions and continuously made it clear that he cannot be trusted to represent New Mexico,” said DPNM Chair Jessica Velasquez. “Voters have had a front row seat to Moores’ cowardice and lack of transparency and see exactly why we cannot afford to send him to Congress. We need a real leader, and Moores is not up to the job.”