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Pat Davis Endorses Deb Haaland for Congress

This crucial endorsement boosts Haaland’s momentum ahead of June 5 primary elections

Albuquerque, NM - At a news conference, Albuquerque City Councilor and current candidate in New Mexico’s First Congressional District Pat Davis endorsed Deb Haaland for Congress in New Mexico's First Congressional district. This crucial endorsement boosts Haaland’s momentum just seven days out from election as a progressive coalition is formed. You can watch the endorsement on Deb’s Facebook page here:

Pat Davis released the following statement:

“Doing even more will take the right partner in Congress who will be bold and progressive, too. That’s why I ran for Congress. But this year progressives have a lot of good choices and it is clear to me that by remaining divided none of us will win.”

“Out-of-state SuperPACs have already spent a half-million dollars to attack and divide progressives and help a conservative Democrat like Damon Martinez win on Election Day. I respect Damon Martinez’s service, but I’ve known him for years and his failure to listen to our residents and hold police accountable, and selectively targeting and prosecuting poor addicted black and brown residents of my own city council district should give us all pause.”

“We’ve all pledged to set our family disagreements aside after Election Day, but for progressives that day may be too late.That’s why I’m setting my personal ambitions aside now and asking undecided progressives to unite around the progressive candidate who has the best chance of winning and who I know I can work with at the city council and as an organizer to keep pushing back against Trump. That’s Deb Haaland. Deb and I know that, together, we have the grassroots support to overcome the millions of Republican dollars being spent on the leading opponent. And I know that in the city council and in Congress, we’ll make a good team, too.”

Statement from Deb Haaland:

“Pat Davis is an outspoken progressive, someone who has made a difference in the lives of so many hard working New Mexicans. From standing up to the NRA, to decriminalizing marijuana, and fighting for our DREAMers and working families -- Albuquerque is lucky to have Pat as a City Councilor. I know personally how hard Pat has worked in this race - and I want to thank him, his campaign staff, and his volunteers for contributing to this race and to our community.”

“Pat’s support means more to me than he will ever know. Over a year ago - we both got in this race to make sure we fight for medicare for all, take on the NRA, take big money out of politics, support working families, and to ensure there is a new voice in Congress that represents all of us and fights for all of us. My story is New Mexico’s story, as a single mom I have lived progressive values, I have been in the trenches fighting for workers rights, women's rights, and equality for all. In over 240 years there has never been a Native American woman in Congress. I am running to be your champion in Congress, I would be honored to have your support.”

With 7 days to go until Election Day, Deb Haaland has strong momentum in her race to make history for New Mexico as the nation's first Native American Congresswoman, as well as endorsements by Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Ole New Mexico, American Federation of Teachers (AFT-NM), Equality New Mexico (EQNM), Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF), former US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, 350 Action, leading progressives in Congress including Reps. Barbara Lee, Pramila Jayapal,Gwen Moore,Ted Lieu and Ro Khanna; the National Organization for Women, the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, Valerie Jarrett, over 30 New Mexico elected, former elected, and community leaders, and many more. It also comes as national media attention has ramped up focus on the race, with profiles in the New York Times, PBS, Huffington Post, and NowThis.

You can see a full list of her endorsements here:

Deb is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna. She grew up in a military family; her father was a 30-year combat Marine who was awarded the Silver Star Medal during Vietnam, and her mother is a Navy veteran who went on to work 25 years in Indian education. Deb’s family moved throughout the country during her father’s military service; as a result, she attended 13 different high schools before graduating. She knows the sacrifices made by military families all too well — because she’s lived them.

Deb is a single mother who volunteered cleaning toilets and sweeping floors in order to afford her daughter’s early childhood education. Like so many New Mexicans, Deb had to rely on food stamps at times as a single parent. She has been a small-business owner and knows her colleagues’ challenges firsthand. Deb has lived paycheck-to-paycheck and struggled to put herself through college and law school — but she did it through hard work and determination. Like so many New Mexicans, both Deb and her daughter are still working to pay off exorbitant higher-education loans. Unlike her opponents, Deb is not in a position to self-fund her campaign.

Deb is running for Congress because she’s lived the struggles of everyday New Mexicans. She understand their needs and is best equipped to be our families’ fiercest advocate in Congress. She will fight tirelessly to create opportunities and improve livelihood for all New Mexicans.

Learn more about Deb and her campaign at


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