Gabe Vasquez Wins Overwhelming Majority of Delegates at Party Convention

With Big Convention Win and Slew of Endorsements, Gabe Vasquez Proves He’s the Only Candidate Who Can Take on Yvette Herrell and Flip NM-02 from Red to Blue


Las Cruces, NM – Gabe Vasquez won 80.43% of the delegates at the New Mexico Democratic Party’s 2022 Pre-Primary Convention, the party announced yesterday. This win comes on top of Vasquez being named to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Red to Blue list of top candidates to flip Republican held districts in 2022.

“I’ve spent my career fighting for working families, helping small businesses, and protecting our public lands and natural resources. It’s time that the Second Congressional District has a representative that puts them first and that’s what I’ll do in Congress. Our district needs a leader rooted in community, not in Washington politics,” said Gabe Vasquez. “Across New Mexico’s 2nd District – we have many challenges to tackle and opportunities to harness. From Las Cruces to Albuquerque and Lordsburg to Hobbs, the people of our district are looking for solutions and leadership. New Mexicans are ready to work together to beat Yvette Herrell.”

Vasquez’s victory at the convention came as his campaign announced endorsements from:
– The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
– The Congressional Hispanic Caucus’s BOLD PAC
– Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation Workers Union Local 49
– New Mexico State Council of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
– League of Conservation Voters
– American Association for Justice
– National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
– …and more New Mexico elected leaders


Gabe Vasquez launched his campaign in September with a mission to bring good-paying jobs to New Mexico, expand access to affordable, high-quality health care for all, and protect New Mexico’s natural resources for everyone. He has gained the support of leaders across New Mexico, with the endorsements of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, U.S. Representative Teresa Leger Fernandez and over 50 New Mexican leaders of all parties who support Vasquez’s campaign against Representative Yvette Herrell.

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