August 30, 2022
Las Cruces, NM – In the first televised ad of his campaign for Congress, Gabe Vasquez demonstrates he is the authentic leader New Mexico voters deserve; as he commits to standing up to “any party leader.” Vasquez is challenging Republican incumbent Yvette Herrell and has not held back in calling her out for supporting a national abortion ban, attacking our democracy, and buddying up with insurrectionists – all while using her political connections to enrich herself and her family. Time and time again, instead of looking out for New Mexico, Yvette Herrell only looks out for herself.
“New Mexicans deserve better than Yvette Herrell, who has spent her time in Congress pushing an extreme agenda instead of bringing home results to the hardworking people of New Mexico. We need a representative who will stand up to the wealthy corporations, the toxic politics of Washington, D.C., and bring good-paying jobs, affordable healthcare, and work to codify women’s healthcare rights in Congress,” said Gabe Vasquez. “I’m running to make lives better for everyone in this district, not to blindly follow orders from politicians in Washington.”
New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District swung from a +12 Trump district to a +6 Biden district after redistricting in 2020. Gabe Vasquez garnered early support from national Democrats, earning a coveted spot on the DCCC’s first ‘Red to Blue’ recruitment rollout. Vasquez’s momentum has only continued to grow through the summer, with public polling showing Vasquez holds an early lead over vulnerable Herrell.
Following the overturn of Roe v. Wade, Yvette Herrell’s extreme and dangerous support for a federal abortion ban only further imperils her re-election chances. All across the country, post-Dobbs, voters are proving ready to support Democrats at the polls and protect abortion rights.
With only 70 days before the election, Vasquez is in a strong position to flip this seat. The race for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District remains one of the most competitive in the country and will be key in determining which party controls the House after November.