April 5, 2016

Joe Biden headed to New Mexico this weekend

Vice President Joe Biden. Photo Credit: Glyn Lowe Photoworks. cc

Vice President Joe Biden and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are among the high profile Democrats scheduled to appear in Santa Fe this weekend for a Democratic conference.

Joe Biden. Photo Credit: Glyn Lowe Photoworks. cc

Vice President Joe Biden. Photo Credit: Glyn Lowe Photoworks. cc

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Issues Conference will take place this weekend with a number of high profile Democrats.

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The Santa Fe location is likely thanks to Ben Ray Luján. The congressman who represents the state capital is the chair of the DCCC. Luján is the first Hispanic chair of the Democratic group dedicated to elected Democrats to Congress.

“I look forward to welcoming Leader Pelosi, Vice President Biden, and my colleagues to New Mexico for this opportunity to show off the state and all the great things New Mexico has to offer,” Luján said in a statement. “From our entrepreneurs to our famous chile, from our world class art to the majestic landscapes, our home is truly the Land of Enchantment.”

Pelosi is also hosting the event that will take place from Friday through Sunday.

Biden is the special guest at the event. He will address members of Congress and other members of Congress will speak, according to an email from a DCCC aide.

A reception will take place at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Saturday.

The conference takes place during an interesting time for Congressional Democrats. Republicans hold a 246-188 advantage (there is one vacancy), the largest advantage since the New Deal.

However, Republicans are bracing for a possible Democratic wave election and are hoping that the built-in advantage from redistricting in 2010.

Other Democratic members of Congress scheduled to appear include Cheri Bustos of Illinois, Debbie Dingell of Michigan and John Larson of Connecticut.

Democratic candidates for House will be in attendance.