Endorsement: Martin Heinrich for U.S. Senate

In addition to the White House race, New Mexico has a very important U.S. Senate contest on the ballot this fall.

Voters in New Mexico—and particularly Albuquerque—have the benefit of a lot of clarity when it comes to their state’s open Senate seat. The two candidates, Martin Heinrich and Heather Wilson, have both served in Congress, from the same Albuquerque-based district. So we have a good amount of voting history to make it clear what each would do if they joined the U.S. Senate. On that basis, it’s a pretty easy choice. For his attention to the right issues and priorities, Rep. Martin Heinrich has earned the promotion to the U.S. Senate.

Heinrich, who served on Albuquerque’s City Council prior to his two terms in the U.S. House, has a record of voting the right way on issues that matter to working people—health care, education and good jobs, including protecting jobs at New Mexico’s national laboratories and military bases. He supported health care reform and Wall Street reform, and he stood up to Paul Ryan’s efforts to privatize Medicare.

Wilson was a loyal vote for President George W. Bush’s vision during her time in Congress. She supported the Bush tax cuts that gave tens of thousands of dollars in tax breaks to millionaires, and she also supported a proposal to privatize Social Security, putting retirement at risk in the stock market. Her stances on taxes, the budget and retirement programs would put New Mexico jobs at risk and benefit the richest 2 percent at the expense of the rest of us.

In Martin Heinrich, New Mexicans will have a Senator who understands the issues that affect them and will vote the right way. He’ll be an energetic advocate for working people and Working America members in New Mexico are proud to support him.

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