Today, New Mexico’s senior US Senator, Tom Udall, announced he will not run for reelection in 2020. Marg Elliston, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, released this statement:
“Senator Tom Udall has been a tireless champion for New Mexico as our Attorney General, Congressman, and as a two-term Senator.
“Even talented legislators struggle to stand out on the national stage while delivering for our state, but Senator Udall does both with skill and empathy. His record of service is so strong, he even earned more votes than President Obama in his first win for Senate in 2008. He’s a trailblazer on environmental protection, helps grow vital military and research installations throughout the state, fights to improve rural healthcare access, defends tribal sovereignty, and puts his fellow New Mexicans first.
“I want to thank the Senator and his wife Jill for their tireless service to New Mexico and I look forward to what else we’ll accomplish together in the next two years.”