U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham is expected to speak at next week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The Democratic National Convention Committee released a partial list of scheduled speakers and that list included Lujan Grisham, who represents the Albuquerque area in New Mexico. She is the only New Mexican included on the list. NM Political Report reached out to Lujan Grisham’s office and will add a response when we receive one. Every Democratic member of the congressional delegation endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
The Bernie Sanders supporter who slowed down a Bill Clinton surprise meet and greet in Santa Fe is getting his fifteen minutes of fame. The story went viral after Buzzfeed recounted some of the conversation. Much of the conversation was inaudible to reporters. NM Political Report was one of three local outlets to follow Clinton at two unscheduled campaign stops last week. This week, Brody appeared on “Democracy Now!,” a progressive news radio and TV program.
The Hillary Clinton campaign announced that their top campaign surrogate, former President Bill Clinton, will head back to New Mexico to campaign ahead of the June 7 primary. The campaign announced Tuesday morning that Bill Clinton will appear in Las Cruces for a campaign appearance on Thursday, June 2. Last week, Bill Clinton campaigned in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Bill Clinton will speak to supporters at Picacho Middle School in Las Cruces this Thursday. The event is expected to start at 2:30 p.m. but doors will open at 1:30 p.m.
“President Clinton will attend a public event in Las Cruces where he will discuss why Hillary Clinton is the best candidate to break down all the barriers holding families back,” the statement says.
Capping off a week of high profile presidential campaign visits in New Mexico, former President Bill Clinton rallied supporters of his wife in Southwest Albuquerque Wednesday afternoon. Speaking for just over 40 minutes, Clinton portrayed Hillary Clinton as an antidote to divisiveness in American and world politics. Related: Clinton makes surprise stop in Santa Fe restaurant
“We are living in a fascinating time that is full of both promise and peril,” Bill Clinton said. “Both progress and pain. And what you see all over the world today, all these arguments we’re having.
BERNALILLO — Bill Clinton made his second unscheduled campaign stop of Wednesday at The Range Cafe in Bernalillo. Clinton arrived and worked the room taking selfies, shaking hands, and even discussing cigars with one patron. The former president was campaigning on behalf of his wife, Hillary Clinton, as she competes with Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination. New Mexico’s primary election day is June 7. Earlier in the day, Bill Clinton appeared at Tia Sofia’s in Santa Fe.
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.
New Mexico is in the middle of a glut of big-name appearances by presidential hopefuls and surrogates. The Hillary Clinton campaign got in the game by announcing that Bill Clinton would be appearing in northern New Mexico and in Albuquerque. The campaign announced earlier that Clinton would be in Española and Albuquerque this Tuesday and Wednesday, but did not offer further details until this weekend and Monday. Bill Clinton will be in Española at the Plaza de Española Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. This is the same time that Trump will appear in Albuquerque. The next day, Bill Clinton will appear in Albuquerque at the Alamosa Community Center at 12:45 p.m. The Clinton campaign announced the location and time Monday of Clinton’s Albuquerque visit.
With seven primary elections left, Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders pledged to a packed Albuquerque Convention Center to continue his push for a political “revolution.”
Sanders said that he is “in this fight until the last battle.”
Sanders currently trails former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton by 760 delegates. He’s quick to point out that 525 of Clinton’s delegates are super-delegates who pledged support for her on their own and without voter approval, a process he called “kinda dumb” and “undemocratic.”
Related: VIDEO: Bernie Sanders discusses New Mexico issues with NM Political Report. The Washington Post reported earlier this week that Sanders needs to win 67 percent of the remaining pledged delegates to take the lead. In an interview with CNN earlier this week, Clinton called her delegate lead “insurmountable.”
“Just because Hillary Clinton said something doesn’t necessarily make it the case,” Sanders told NM Political Report in a short interview before the rally. “We are now at about 46 percent of the pledged delegates.
After months of largely being ignored for other, more relevant states in the presidential election process, New Mexico will spend a few days being essentially ground zero for presidential politics. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders brings his campaign to New Mexico today in Santa Fe and Albuquerque and heads south down I-25 to Vado on Saturday. Sanders is down in the polls, but hopes large victories in the remaining states will lead to enough superdelegates changing their allegiances from Clinton to Sanders. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump will also appear in New Mexico—in fact at the same venue as Sanders—on Tuesday. The Republican candidate has drawn large rallies in cities throughout the country, sometimes with protests on a similar scale.
Bernie Sanders will be visiting New Mexico. The presidential candidate’s campaign announced Monday that he will appear at rallies in Santa Fe and Albuquerque this Friday, May 20. Note: This story has been updated. The first, in Santa Fe, won’t be one of the massive rallies that Sanders has become famous for—attendance is capped at just 2,500 for the small space, per the New Mexican. The rally will take place in the Witter Fitness Center, which is the Santa Fe Community College’s gym.