Las Cruces, April 10 — Today, former Congresswoman Yvette Herrell was joined by U.S. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy in Las Cruces for an event to announce Herrell’s run for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District seat (CD 2), which will become attainable in 2024.
Hundreds of supporters packed the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum in anticipation of Yvette Herrell’s announcement. New Mexico Republican Senators Crystal Diamond (District 35) and David Gallegos (District 41) took to the platform first to champion Yvette’s history in Congress and the importance of taking back this seat.
Cheers erupted, and the energetic crowd gave a standing ovation as Yvette Herrell and Speaker McCarthy were welcomed onto the stage. Yvette criticized current CD 2 Congressman Gabe Vasquez’s radical voting record.
“We don’t have anyone watching out for our interests and what’s important to us. He voted no on increasing American energy. Pushing our prices down for gas and utilities— he voted no. This is the guy who voted against Republicans to repeal the DC law that was soft on crime giving carjackers and murderers a free pass. He voted no on protecting the unborn; he voted no on the Abortion Born Alive Act. He doesn’t care about your kids either; he just voted against the ‘Parents Bill of Rights Act.’ With friends like that, who needs enemies?” she said.
Yvette revealed her big announcement, “I just wanted you to be the first; this is the kickoff for 2024, U.S. Congress!”
She shared her campaign plans, “Together we will take our country back, we will secure the border, we will stop fentanyl, we will get our kids educated, we will protect our veterans, we will protect parents, we will get out of harms way when it comes to China and Russia—we will use your money for you…America needs more God and less government.”
Speaker McCarthy was introduced and shared the House Republican vision. Alluding to his early support of Yvette Herrell, he said, “Every time I’ve done that, that person has won.”
Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman and former Congressman Steve Pearce issued the following statement:
“We are grateful to Speaker McCarthy for taking time away from his hard work in Washington D.C. to come to New Mexico and support a Republican candidate for our 2nd Congressional District. The enthusiasm surrounding Yvette Herrell’s campaign announcement shows that New Mexicans aren’t happy with Gabe Vasquez’s progressive leadership. Gabe is indebted to the radical left and out of touch with many industries that his district relies on, like oil and gas. CD 2 is shaping up to be a very competitive race in 2024, and I look forward to seeing a Republican win back this seat.”
The Republican Party of New Mexico does not officially endorse any candidate before the primary election.
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