May 7th, 2012 | Comments Off on Ad: Heinrich highlights frequent trips to district
The ad says that Heinrich returns to New Mexico “almost every weekend” to host job fairs or spend time with his family.
“From day one, Martin has put the interests of his constituents before the special interests and knows that the best ideas don’t come from Washington, they come from the folks back home,” the campaign press release states. “That is why he organizes job fairs, speaks directly with small business owners, visits with veterans at the VA hospital in Albuquerque, and meets with seniors to discuss how he’s protecting their Social Security and Medicare.”
Heinrich’s campaign says a vote against the budget proposal put forward by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., shows Heinrich’s commitment to protecting Social Security and Medicaid.
The ad is once again a positive ad and does not mention his opponent in the Democratic primary, Hector Balderas. Heinrich is favored in the primary over Balderas and has a large cash on hand advantage as well as outpacing the State Auditor in fundraising in every quarter.
Heinrich will likely face Heather Wilson in the general election. Wilson held the seat that Heinrich currently represents, the 1st congressional district, but left the seat to run for Senate in 2008. Wilson lost the primary that year to Steve Pearce.
You can watch the ad or read the transcript below.
Transcript (provided by the campaign):
VOICEOVER: If you’re looking for Martin Heinrich on weekends…You won’t find him here…or here…
You’ll find Martin in New Mexico, meeting with seniors…discussing how he’s protecting their Social Security and Medicare.
Or at Kirtland Air Force Base, fighting to keep jobs here.
Martin comes home almost every weekend…hosting job fairs with local businesses…
…or camping with Julie and their boys.
HEINRICH: Our problems won’t be solved by the powers that be in Washington…
…but by the hard-working people of New Mexico.
I’m Martin Heinrich, and I approved this message.
Written by Matthew Reichbach
Matthew Reichbach has blogged about New Mexico politics since 2006. Matthew was a co-founder of New Mexico FBIHOP with his brother and part of the original hirings at the groundbreaking website the New Mexico Independent. Matthew has covered events such as the Democratic National Convention and Netroots Nation. In addition to politics, Matthew is an avid sports fan, especially of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and TV fan.
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