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VICTORY: Deb Haaland Statement on Win in NM-1

“Donald Trump and the billionaire class should consider this victory a warning shot.”

Albuquerque, NM -- Tonight, Deb Haaland won the Democratic nomination for NM-1, making it nearly certain that she will make history for New Mexico as our nation’s first Native American Congresswoman.

Statement from Deb Haaland on tonight’s victory:

“Tonight, New Mexico made history. Thank you to the tens of thousands of volunteers, grassroots donors, and supporters who won this election today. I’m honored and humbled by your support. Our win is a victory for working people, a victory for women, and a victory for everyone who has been sidelined by the billionaire class.

“Our campaign is about putting people before corporate profits, standing up to bullies like the Fossil Fuel industry, and ensuring every New Mexican and American has the chance to thrive regardless of our skin color, neighborhood, religion, gender, who we love, or the size of our bank account.

“Donald Trump and the billionaire class should consider this victory a warning shot: the blue wave is coming.”

See a full list of organizations and individuals who endorsed Deb’s historic race here:

See Deb’s progressive platform here:

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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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