LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Ahead of Mike Pence’s stop in Las Cruces yesterday, New Mexico Democrats held a press conference to send a clear message to the voters in the Land of Enchantment: we simply cannot afford to have Donald Trump and Mike Pence anywhere near the White House. The speakers – N.M. Representative Bill McCamley, Candidate for NM House District 39 Rudy Martinez, Candidate for NM House District 37 Joanne Ferrary – all highlighted how dangerous the Trump-Pence ticket is dangerous, divisive, and has spewed nothing but hateful rhetoric. As a reminder, they just recently secured the endorsement of the KKK’s official newspaper!
In stark contrast, Hillary Clinton has the experience and steadiness to bring people together and get real results. That’s precisely why New Mexico Democrats have been turning out to vote in record numbers during the early vote period, and why our great state will elect Hillary Clinton in just 5 days.
KINT (UNIVISION): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWLtl3oOzTc&feature=youtu.be
The New Mexico Democratic Party organized a small news conference at the airport before the event. State Rep. Bill McCamley, D-Las Cruces, said he is confident New Mexico will vote for Clinton.
“We’re not going to buy it, here in this state,” McCamley said. “We know that there’s only one candidate who can bring policies that helps families and kids, and that is Hillary Clinton.”
He said the Trump campaign has “used their resources and their time to pit us against each other and inflame anger.”
Joanne Ferrary, a candidate for New Mexico House District 37, said she believes the Trump campaign has been divisive.
“We need to make sure that people know the difference between what Trump and Pence are standing for, and what Hillary Clinton will bring to our country,” Ferrary told the Sun-News. “She’ll stand up for the rights of women, for the LGBTQ community, and make immigrants feel like they’re welcome to our country.”
While Johnson and others waited to enter the Pence rally, three Democratic state legislative candidates held a news conference in a nearby field to denounce Trump. Several of the anti-Trump protesters held signs behind them with slogans including “Love trumps hate” and “Latinas contra Trump (Latinas against Trump).”
“Their message is divisive and dangerous,” state Rep. Bill McCamley, D-Las Cruces, said about Trump and Pence.
“I’m proud to be a nasty woman who will fight for children, women and families,” said Joanne Ferrary, the Democrat trying to unseat Rep. Terry McMillan, R-Las Cruces. She was referring to Trump calling Clinton “such a nasty woman” at a recent debate.
Democratic Rep. Bill McCamley of Las Cruces told a news conference before the rally, “The Clintons have a long and deep history in the state, and the campaign is investing a lot of resources to get out the vote.”