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Albuquerque, NM – Today, the Democratic Party of New Mexico is calling on Attorney General Hector Balderas to investigate Representative Monica Youngblood for using her position as an elected member of the legislature to attempt to influence a police investigation after officer lapel video of her arrest for Aggravated DWI was released to the public today. In the video posted on local media outlets, Rep. Youngblood continually tells the officers she is a legislator and that she runs bills to protect police, works hard for police, and stands up for them when people say they "treat people of color like (expletive)". Youngblood asks multiple times for special treatment as well on the lapel video.

The House passed legislation that allows veterans’ access to doctors outside of the Veterans Affairs system. All three New Mexico house members voted in the affirmative on this critical piece of legislation. The Republican Party of New Mexico stands with President Trump as he calls on the members of the Senate to put veteran’s needs ahead of partisan politics.

“We implore Senators Udall and Heinrich to follow Congressman Steve Pearce’s lead and pass this critical piece of legislation that will ensure greater access to care for veterans here in New Mexico,” said Ryan Cangiolosi, chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico. "The care and wellbeing of our veterans throughout the country is not a partisan issue, nor should politics play a role in ensuring expanded access to medical providers for those who have worn the uniform.”

Albuquerque, NM – Today, the Republican Party of New Mexico released the following statement on the successful confirmation of Judge Joel Carson III to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit:

"We congratulate Judge Joel Carson III of Roswell, New Mexico on being confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit," said Ryan Cangiolosi, chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico. "President Trump is keeping his commitment to nominate well-qualified persons of honesty, courage, benevolence, morality and intellect to the federal judiciary and no one exemplifies that more than Judge Carson."

Her campaign requested the following "quotes and background."

The CHC Chairwoman takes allegations of sexual assault and harassment extremely seriously. In fact in December of 2017, she released the following statement in response to sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations made against members of Congress: “It is the position of the CHC that those responsible for sexual harassment or sexual assault must be held accountable. Every allegation of sexual harassment and misconduct is extremely disturbing and requires a thorough investigation. As elected officials, we must adhere to the strictest and highest standards, regardless of political party, elected office, or seniority. The CHC is committed to being a part of the solution, which ensures that our workplaces are safe, professional, and treat all employees with dignity and respect.”

ALBUQUERQUE – Michelle Lujan Grisham, who chairs the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, sent a clear and disturbing message about her values and priorities this week. When caucus member Tony Cardenas, a Congressman from California, was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, Michelle Lujan Grisham did…nothing. Cardenas continues to serve in a leadership role and Lujan Grisham has refused to answer questions from the press about his alleged assault.
 
"In a private meeting on Monday, Cardenas made his case to members of the Hispanic caucus, denying the allegations of sexual misconduct and suggesting he was a victim of a political vendetta, according to people who were present. He urged his colleagues to stick behind him… A spokesman for the chairwoman of the CHC, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, did not comment on whether the congresswoman wants Cardenas out as the chairman of the PAC." (CNN, 5/9/18)

ALBUQUERQUE – The Santa Fe New Mexican has reported that the Secretary of State’s office is providing political cover to Michelle Lujan Grisham by demanding an organization supporting her primary opponent registers as a political action committee and discloses its donors. At the same time, the Secretary of State has refused to hold dark money groups backing Lujan Grisham to the same standard. 

ALBUQUERQUE — A new statewide poll conducted by the Tarrance Group of 608 registered likely voters shows the race for the next governor of New Mexico to be tied.
In a potential November match up between Steve Pearce and Michelle Lujan Grisham it is now a dead heat within the margin of error on the ballot test in a recent survey conducted April 9 – 12th, 2018. The findings represent a further tightening in the race from a similar poll conducted by the Tarrance Group in 2017.

Currently, 45% of voters say they would prefer Steve Pearce the Republican, and 47% of voters Michelle Lujan Grisham the Democrat, despite a double-digit party registration advantage for the Democrat.

At tonight's Albuquerque City Council meeting, liberal councilors Pat Davis and Klarissa Pena will attempt to move forward with an item that would effectively reject existing federal law and turn Albuquerque into a sanctuary city. Davis, who is running for Congress is putting the city's safety at risk as he attempts to establish himself as the most left-wing candidate in the race for the Democratic nomination for New Mexico's first Congressional District.

"Albuquerque's diversity is as rich and widespread as any city in the nation and our communities are stronger because of people who come here in search of opportunity, security, and a better life for their families," said RPNM Chairman Ryan Cangiolosi. "However, the radical proposal to turn Albuquerque into a sanctuary city is a plain attempt to shield criminals from the law. At a time when city leaders are fighting one of the worst crime rates in history, these radical attempts by our most left-wing politicians to undermine law enforcement and protect criminals are unthinkable."

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