Griego Will Run for U.S. House

Eric Griego
Capitol Report New Mexico - One of the most outspoken liberals in the Roundhouse is now going to try to get elected to the US Capitol. State Sen. Eric Greigo, a Democrat from Albuquerque, officially announced Saturday (April 30) he’s running to take Martin Heinrich’s place in the House of Representatives. Heinrich is stepping down in 2012 to run for the soon-to-be-vacated seat of Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico). Griego is finishing out his first term as state senator and in the past legislative session was one of the most outspoken critics of a bill sponsored by Rep. Andy Nuñez (I-Hatch) to rescind the state’s law granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants (you can click here for an interview we had with Griego as that bill was about to reach the Senate floor). Saturday’s announcement came at the state Democratic party convention in Albuquerque. Griego says a “right-wing conservative majority in Congress” is dismantling programs instituted by Franklin Roosevelt while corporations and ”millionaires and billionaires” are getting let off the hook. Read full story here: News New Mexico


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