DPNM Statement on Judge Judith Herrera’s Ruling on Pearce Congressional Campaign Cash

New Mexico – The Democratic Party of New Mexico released the following statement after United States District Judge Judith Herrera ruled on Steve Pearce’s appeal to use congressional campaign cash in governor’s race.  
 
“We commend Maggie Toulouse Oliver for upholding the law in her capacity as Secretary of State in an effort to ensure the voters’ trust and a clear and transparent election process. Meanwhile, Steve Pearce should spend less time trying to figure out how to inject big money into the governor’s race and circumvent campaign finance laws, and more time playing by the same rules as everyone else. 
 
“At the end of the day, this decision highlights what’s wrong with the campaign finance system–it affords people with more money more political speech than those who do not have the same means to make their voices heard.”