DPNM Statement on GOP Announcement for New Mexico Attorney General

New Mexico – The Democratic Party of New Mexico released the following statement after GOP candidate for Congress Michael Hendricks switched races and flimsily decided to run for New Mexico Attorney General.

“It’s concerning that the Republican Party would run a candidate with no criminal prosecution or fraud investigations experience,” said Democratic Party of New Mexico Vice Chair Neomi Martinez-Parra.

The New Mexico attorney general is responsible for prosecuting criminal and civil offenses; enforcing consumer protections, and serve as legal counsel for the state. According to Hendrick’s website, he does not have any background prosecuting criminals or investigating fraud.