Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman Endorses Michelle Lujan Grisham For Governor Of New Mexico

Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingam


ALBUQUERQUE – Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman has announced his endorsement of U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham in her bid for the Democratic nomination for governor of New Mexico.

“In my 30 years in the United Stated Senate, I saw some excellent leadership,” Bingaman said. “It was clear who was in politics for personal gain and who was really there for their constituents. So I can tell you with certainty: Michelle Lujan Grisham is a true leader who fights tooth and nail for New Mexicans in Washington. That is why I proudly support her for Governor.

“New Mexicans know how important it is to have a Governor who will work with New Mexico legislators to move our state forward. Michelle will be that kind of Governor. She is a fierce advocate for women, kids, working families, underrepresented communities – anybody and everybody who needs a voice.”

Lujan Grisham said she is honored to have the confidence from one of New Mexico’s greatest leaders.

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

“Sen. Bingaman’s endorsement, especially this early in the campaign, means the world to me because he is so respected as a statesman who spent a career putting New Mexico families first,” Lujan Grisham said. “The Senator is a role model who exemplifies everything I was taught about public service and fighting relentlessly for the people who put their trust in you to be a leader.”

en. Bingaman’s endorsement is the second major endorsement in support of Lujan Grisham since she announced her campaign for Governor. She also is endorsed by EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics.