This morning Leslie Endean-Singh made the following statement regarding the future of her campaign for Congress in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional district.
In light of the results at last Saturday’s pre-primary convention, I will be formally withdrawing from the race for the United States Congress. The delegates to our pre-primary convention have made their decision, and, in the spirit of Democratic unity, I believe it is best if we unite behind our party’s nominee, and our next congresswoman, Rocky Lara.
Thanks for everything you have done to help my campaign. Thanks for donating to my cause, volunteering to collect petition signatures, and standing up for progressive values. And thanks for helping build a better New Mexico.
We may have been unsuccessful in our campaign, but I am grateful to have watched the democratic process unfold. It’s been a pleasure to travel through Southern New Mexico and make new Democratic friends. We put on an excellent convention, and I look forward to working with our nominees to address our state’s most pressing problems.
Rocky Lara will be an excellent representative for all New Mexicans and I know she will be a great advocate for our party’s platform. I trust she will be a strong leader for Democrats all over the second congressional district. I am honored and humbled to have campaigned against a future member of New Mexico’s congressional delegation, and I congratulate her sincerely on her victory.
I will continue to work and fight for the people of New Mexico. Though my campaign has ended, I will not be ending the fight to bring progressive values to the people of our state. Over the next few weeks and months, I will be lending my time and energy to Democrats throughout the state. I am looking forward to helping re-elect Senator Tom Udall, Representatives Luján and Grisham, and Democrats all up and down the ballot. I hope you’ll join me.
On Saturday, I finished my convention speech by challenging us all to go beat Steve Pearce. Let’s do that now.
Thanks for all your tremendous support.