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Progressive New Mexico Elected Leaders Endorse Deb Haaland for NM-1

With Six Days to go, Momentum Surges as Senators Cisco McSorley, Jerry Ortiz y Pino, Mimi Stewart, Representative Debbie Sariñana, and Bernalillo County Commissioner Debbie O'Malley Endorse Deb Haaland NM-1

Albuquerque, NM - In aftermath of former Congressional Candidate Pat Davis suspending his campaign, New Mexican state politicians are offering Deb Haaland support. The coalition of New Mexican progressives have rallied behind to fight the surge of dark money and millions of Republican dollars trying to buy this election. Among them are Senators Cisco McSorley, Jerry Ortiz y Pino, Mimi Stewart, Representative Debbie Sariñana, and Bernalillo County Commissioner Debbie O'Malley.

Here's what some of the new endorsers have to say about Deb’s campaign to be the first Native American woman in Congress:

"I'm endorsing Deb because she represents all of the progressive and liberal groups I've fought for my whole life. There's nobody as good on our issues as Deb Haaland," said Sen. Cisco McSorley.

"I know that Deb Haaland will work tirelessly to end Citizens United, reform our cannabis laws, and protect our DREAMers. We need new voices like Deb's to stand up to Donald Trump and fight for progressive values," stated Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino.

"Congress has never heard a voice like Deb's. As the State Senator for Albuquerque's International District, I feel strongly that our underrepresented communities need a strong voice. I'm ready to stand with Deb Haaland as she fights to be the first Native American woman elected to Congress," said Sen. Mimi Stewart.

"We need more fierce women in office who have lived progressive values. Deb Haaland is that champion, and we must unite behind her to elect her to Congress. It's time!" said Rep. Debbie Sariñana.

"I agree with Pat Davis that local leaders here in Albuquerque need partners in Congress that they can work with. I'm looking forward to working with Deb Haaland because she always shows up, and I know she'll show up for all of us in Congress," said Bernalillo County Commissioner Debbie O'Malley.

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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