Attack on Grisham solidifies my support for her
It is unbelievable to me that Eric Griego and his buddies would attack the health-care record of someone whose record is one of commitment to improving the health of every New Mexican.
The gloves have come off for Eric Griego in the recent CD-1 Democratic primary with Friday’s distribution of a negative mailer on Michelle Lujan Grisham from “Progress Kick” – an out-of-state Super PAC that happens to be a close ally of candidate Eric Griego.
Super PACs are a fact of life today, but that doesn’t mean that candidates and their allies don’t have to be held accountable to tell the truth.
The signal that Eric is sending to voters is that he is willing to win at all costs. Some people might say that’s “politics as usual,” but I believe voters still expect leaders to be truthful.
The “Progress Kick” mailer misrepresents Michelle’s record while she served as the secretary of the New Mexico Department of Health. His attacks are not true. It is unbelievable to me that Griego and his buddies would attack the health-care record of someone whose record is one of commitment to improving the health of every New Mexican.
I’ve watched both Eric Griego and Michelle Lujan Grisham work, and here is the difference: Whereas Eric has only been able to get one piece of legislation (out of 51) signed into law, Michelle has a long record of accomplishments of protecting our seniors, children and families. As lieutenant governor, I worked closely with Michelle when she was secretary of health and watched her change minds and hearts about legislation.
We need women’s voices in the U.S. Congress
Michelle understands that the “don’t compromise, stand your ground” attitude espoused by Eric Griego will not help get things done in Congress. In fact, that is what is happening now, and look at the results.
Michelle is equally committed to implementing the much-needed reforms in Congress that are necessary to ensure equality for women. Equality for women is much more than just saying birth control should be made available and that women should get equal pay. Equality means finding real solutions to the child-care crisis, finding ways for women to be successful in the job market, or for working women to have the option to stay at home to raise their children.
I have no doubt Michelle will take that same commitment and tenacity to Congress. If she tells you she’s going to get something done, she will do it.
Now, more than ever, we need women’s voices in the U.S. Congress. It is so important to making sure that the rights of our families – not just women- are preserved.
This recent attack by her opponent only solidifies my commitment to vote for Michelle Lujan Grisham for Congress.
Diane D. Denish was lieutenant governor of New Mexico from 2003 to 2010 and has endorsed Grisham in this race.
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