Congressman Ben Ray Luján prepares for November midterm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 CONTACT: LINDA SERRATOYBARRA
CONGRESSMAN BEN RAY LUJÁN APPLAUDS GRASSROOTS ENERGY ON PRIMARY ELECTION PREPARES FOR NOVEMBER MIDTERM
Congressman Luján thanks New Mexico’s Third Congressional District Voters and Grassroots Activists for their Support and Sets Focus on the General Election in November.
(Santa Fe, NM) - With early results beginning to come in from New Mexico’s Primary Election, Congressman Ben Ray Luján reemphasized that 2018 is a year of opportunity for Democrats.
“Over the past two years, Americans have marched and rallied against this failed Republican agenda and today people took their energy from the streets to the voting booth,” said Congressman Ben Ray Luján, New Mexico’s Third Congressional District. “I’m humbled by the many New Mexicans that supported me with their vote, and I'm excited to see voters in New Mexico join the millions across the nation that cast their ballot to make their voices heard.”
The Congressman recently completed his #GrassrootsRoadtrip on Sunday where he visited communities in Northern New Mexico including Gallup, Farmington, and Las Vegas. The road trip was truncated as the Congressman was briefed on the Ute Park fire and arranged for food to be delivered to the first responders in Raton and evacuees. The People for Ben campaign team and Congressman Luján met with hundreds of people during the road trip. At each stop, the Congressman focused on voting and encouraging new voters to participate in our democracy.
“We do better when more people step forward to be a part of our democracy,” said Congressman Luján. “The momentum is on our side. As we saw today, the grassroots energy is only growing. You are our strength, the future and the counterbalance that we need to stop outside Republican money. Now is the time to make sure all our friends and family vote so we win back the Governor’s seat, elect amazing Democratic candidates up-and-down the ballot, restore checks and balances in our nation, and get our country back on track.”
In his role as the Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and his local campaign, Congressman Luján has encouraged partnerships with grassroots organizations including SwingLeft and Indivisible. Under his leadership, the DCCC launched a national training program called DCCC University, for the first time in its history.
Congressman Luján voted early on Saturday in Pojoaque and did not face a Democratic primary opponent.