October 26, 2017 News · Press Releases and Announcements

Democratic Party of New Mexico Chair Richard Ellenberg Warns Virginia About Governors Who Use Fear to Run For Office


by Prateek Mishra

Democratic Party of New Mexico Chair Richard Ellenberg Warns Virginia About Governors Who Use Fear to Run For Office

Today, as New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez stumps for VA's GOP gubernatorial candidate, Democratic Party of New Mexico Chair Richard Ellenberg sent a warning to Virginia:

“New Mexicans have a clear warning for Virginians: on November 7, do not make the same mistake New Mexico did. Susana Martinez’s tenure as governor has been a complete failure — and offers a chilling preview of what will happen to Virginia if Ed Gillespie wins. Gov. Martinez's Republican agenda has led to drastic cuts to public education, an unprecedented level of scandal and corruption, and economic stagnation — and New Mexicans are suffering the consequences. Our unemployment is the second worst in the country; we are at the bottom for education, and crime rates are among the worst in the nation.

“Finally, like Virginians, New Mexicans take pride in our diversity and see it as one of our greatest strengths. We are deeply disappointed that Gov. Martinez is traveling to Virginia this week to give Gillespie's divisive campaign a boost. Leaders across the country and political spectrum should be speaking out against Ed Gillespie’s Trump-like fear-mongering, not promoting it. New Mexicans and Virginians deserve better than the failing Martinez-Gillespie agenda.”

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