Deb Haaland, the Democratic nominee for Congress in New Mexico’s 1st district, reported raising over $630,000 in the third FEC quarter of 2018. This amount shatters previous records for this seat dating back to 2010, demonstrating continued momentum behind her campaign to be one of the first Native American women elected to Congress.
More than eighty percent of third quarter contributions were from low dollar, grassroots supporters who chipped in $100 or less. 3,291 donors donated to the campaign, leading Haaland to blow out her Republican and Libertarian opponents fundraising numbers with a nearly 5-1 cash on hand advantage moving into the final three weeks of the campaign. Three-fourths of Haaland’s donors had never donated to her campaign prior to this quarter.
“We are working extremely hard to win on November 6th, and we aren’t taking anything for granted. Voters in CD-01 want a representative in Congress who shares their values and will be a fierce advocate for them in Congress. I am the only candidate in this race that believes that we need an economy that works for everyone; the only candidate that will support moving our country to a universal, medicare for all system; and the only candidate in this race that will work to address climate change including building a clean energy economy, a green new deal” stated Deb Haaland.
“The election is only 22 days away, and I have doubled down on my commitment to electing Democrats up and down the ballot here in New Mexico and to helping DCCC Chair Ben Ray Lujan take back the House.”
Haaland demonstrated a fierce commitment to financially helping Democratic campaigns in New Mexico as well as supporting the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committees efforts to take back the US House of Representatives. Haaland donated $83,334 to the Democratic Party of New Mexico; $25,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; and $2,000 each to Sharice Davids (KS-03) and Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02).
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Deb is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna. She grew up in a military family; her father was a 30-year combat Marine who was awarded the Silver Star Medal during Vietnam, and her mother is a Navy veteran who went on to work 25 years in Indian education. Deb’s family moved throughout the country during her father’s military service; as a result, she attended 13 different high schools before graduating. She knows the sacrifices made by military families all too well — because she’s lived them.
Deb is a single mother who volunteered cleaning toilets and sweeping floors in order to afford her daughter’s early childhood education. Like so many New Mexicans, Deb had to rely on food stamps at times as a single parent. She has been a small-business owner and knows her colleagues’ challenges firsthand. Deb has lived paycheck-to-paycheck and struggled to put herself through college and law school — but she did it through hard work and determination. Like so many New Mexicans, both Deb and her daughter are still working to pay off exorbitant higher-education loans. Unlike her opponents, Deb is not in a position to self-fund her campaign.
Deb is running for Congress because she’s lived the struggles of everyday New Mexicans. She understand their needs and is best equipped to be our families’ fiercest advocate in Congress. She will fight tirelessly to create opportunities and improve livelihood for all New Mexicans.
Learn more about Deb and her campaign at DebforCongress.com