Month: July 2018

National Right To Life Committee  Endorses Mick Rich

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, July 31, 2018 – The National Right to Life Committee has endorsed Republican nominee Mick Rich in New Mexico’s race for U.S. Senate.

The Committee called Rich a “a strong advocate for life,” citing his support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would protect unborn children by prohibiting abortion at 20 weeks, and his opposition of the use of federal funds for abortion.

“In contrast, your opponent, Martin Heinrich, supports a policy of abortion on demand,” the endorsement reads. “He … voted against protecting unborn children who can feel pain during late abortions… supports using tax dollars to pay for abortion…. and supports giving hundreds of millions of dollars of [taxpayer] funds to the nation’s largest abortion provider.”

“I’m honored to receive this endorsement,” Rich said, “and I remain committed to protecting the most vulnerable members of our human family – unborn children and medically dependent or disabled persons – whose lives are threatened by abortion and euthanasia.”

Mick Rich Comments on Aubrey Dunn’s Withdrawal from Race

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, July 30, 2018 – Mick Rich, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, issued the following statement on Libertarian nominee Aubrey Dunn’s withdrawal today from the campaign:

“Aubrey Dunn and I both want the best for New Mexico’s future. We both believe our state’s future depends on creating good-paying jobs that support families.

“To beat the progressive liberal senator, Martin Heinrich, New Mexico’s Republicans, Libertarians, independents and moderates must come together and show our strength by turning out to vote on Nov. 6.

“From the beginning, I have said that I will be the voice in Washington for New Mexico’s hard-working taxpayers. Now that we stand fewer than 100 days from Election Day, my commitment is stronger than ever.”

MICK RICH FOR U.S. SENATE CAMPAIGN ON PRESIDENT’S SUPREME COURT NOMINATION

Albuquerque, NM – U.S. Senate candidate Mick Rich issued the following statement on the President’s nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court:

“I applaud the President’s nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to our nation’s highest court,” Mick Rich said. “He has a strong record of upholding our constitution and laws on the federal bench, and I urge the U.S. Senate to act swiftly to hold hearings and vote on this nomination.”

The campaign also pointed out Democrat Martin Heinrich’s record of hypocrisy and political gamesmanship with Supreme Court nominations:

“Just a few short years ago, Martin Heinrich demanded action on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee,” campaign spokesman Mike Lonergan said. “Now he’s standing with the liberal elites like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in obstructing the President’s nominee. While it’s not surprising, it’s sad because New Mexicans deserve better from their U.S. Senator.”

Background:

“It doesn’t say may, it doesn’t say shall except on election years, it says shall nominate. We need to do our jobs.” – Martin Heinrich (Capitol Hill Press Conference, 2/25/2016)

“…[I]f we don’t do our jobs, it makes it impossible for the Supreme Court to do their job.” – Martin Heinrich (Capitol Hill Press Conference, 2/25/2016)

“Let’s all step up, Republicans and Democrats, and do our job.” – Martin Heinrich (Capitol Hill Press Conference, 2/25/2016)

“These political games are irresponsible, they’re constitutionally disrespectful, they’re disrespectful of our President, and they’re disappointing.” – Martin Heinrich (Capitol Hill Press Conference, 4/26/2016)

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WHERE DOES MARTIN HEINRICH STAND ON PROTECTING OUR BORDERS?

Senator Silent while more Democrats Call for Abolishing ICE

Albuquerque, NM – While more Democrats continue to call for abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Mick Rich for U.S. Senate campaign called on Democrat Senator Martin Heinrich to tell New Mexicans where he stands.

“As more Democrats in New Mexico and around the country call for abolishing ICE, New Mexico’s junior Senator Martin Heinrich – who represents a border state – refuses to take a stand,” Mick Rich campaign spokesman Mike Lonergan said. “The men and women of ICE protect New Mexicans from crimes like drugs and human trafficking, and our senator should support them. Martin Heinrich needs to tell his constituents where he stands on leaving our borders unsecured.”

Among the growing calls to abolish ICE: former New Mexico Democrat Party Chair and candidate for Congress Deb Haaland, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-MA), and others.

Background:

“As the Democratic base is rallying behind cries to get rid of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, elected officials are beginning to echo the message.” (MSNBC, More Democrats call to abolish ICE, 7/1/18)

“Deb Haaland, a Native American who stunned the New Mexico political establishment with a House primary victory early this month, supports the idea.” (The New York Times, How ‘Abolish ICE’ Went From Social Media to Progressive Candidates’ Rallying Cry, 6/29/18)

“Several prominent Democrats who are mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 sought to bolster their progressive credentials this week by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement, with some pressing for the outright abolition of the federal government’s chief immigration enforcement agency.” (Associated Press: ‘Abolish ICE’ emerging as new rallying call for 2020 Democrats, 6/29/18)

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