SANTA FE — Bill Clinton made a surprise visit to Tia Sofia’s in Santa Fe and spoke to many of the patrons and workers. Clinton made the appearance as part of a quick campaign trip to New Mexico on behalf of his wife, Hillary Clinton. Most of Bill Clinton’s time was spent at just one table, where he debated a Bernie Sanders supporter over laws that he signed into law during his term as president. Related: Bill Clinton takes Hillary Clinton campaign to The Range
The Sanders supporter, who only identified himself as Josh, did not agree with welfare reform and the economy. He also said that deregulation that he said hurt working Americans.
The Bernie Sanders campaign is turning its eyes to New Mexico and will be opening its first campaign office this week. A day later, Hillary Clinton’s campaign will open a Las Cruces campaign office. The campaign announced that the first office in the state will open on Monday, three weeks ahead of the June 7 primary. The office will be in Albuquerque, across the street from the University of New Mexico campus. The campaign will open the office Monday at 7:30 p.m.
“Local Sanders supporters, volunteers and campaign staff will come together to discuss Sanders’ platform of raising the minimum wage, fighting for social justice and correcting a corrupt campaign finance system held up by a rigged economy and bring it to their communities through phone banking and canvassing,” a press release from the Sanders campaign reads.