Received this e-mail today from retiring U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D. NM) in support of Rep. Ben Ray Luján’s (D. NM-03) U.S. Senate campaign:
I’ll cut to the chase: My friend Ben Ray Luján is running for the Senate, and he’s facing his first critical end-of-quarter fundraising deadline of 2020 at midnight.
President Trump and Republican dark-money groups are watching our state closely and looking for signs of vulnerability. If Ben Ray falls short of his fundraising goal, they could start pouring big money into New Mexico.
Ben Ray has been a great partner in Congress.
We’ve fought — and won — big fights for affordable health care, environmental protection, and better futures for working families.
I know that Ben Ray will continue the hard work at reforming and strengthening our democracy, ending the reign of dark money in politics, protecting our public lands, and combating climate change.
Thank you. Be well.