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Heinrich, Lujan Grisham to headline Hillary Clinton event

459271450_0ccb8679a1Sen. Martin Heinrich and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham are on Team Hillary.

The two members of New Mexico’s Washington D.C. delegation will attend a event for a Super PAC associated with a future Clinton run for president. Former Albuquerque mayor, and steadfast Clinton supporter, Martin Chavez posted the invitation on Twitter and Facebook Thursday.

See Chavez’s tweet at the bottom of the post.

The event will be in Albuquerque this weekend.

The Super PAC is “Ready for Hillary” a Super PAC not associated with Clinton but says it is attempting to draft Clinton for a presidential run in 2016. Chavez is a senior adviser to Ready for Hillary.

This isn’t the first New Mexico event for the Clinton-supporting Super PAC.

In May, the Super PAC held a Santa Fe fundraiser which was hosted by Santa Fe mayor Javier Gonzales. Former Ambassador Joe Wilson and former CIA officer Valerie Plame were the special guests of honor at that fundraiser.

Clinton has not announced her intentions to run, but the general belief is that Clinton will run in 2016 and be the overwhelming favorite to win the Democratic nomination. She previously ran in 2008 but lost in the Democratic primary to Barack Obama.

Obama, of course, went on to win the general election.

Chavez ran against Lujan Grisham in the 2012 Democratic primary for the First Congressional District. Chavez lost in the three-way race and Lujan Grisham went on to an easy victory in the general election.

Lujan Grisham ran against Heinrich in the 2008 Democratic primary for the same seat and lost. Heinrich served for two terms in the seat before a successful run for the open U.S. Senate seat.

One prominent New Mexico Democrat we can expect to not be at the event? Former governor Bill Richardson, who is still on the outs with the Clintons after endorsing Obama in the 2008 primary.

Richardson served as the Secretary of Energy and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under Bill Clinton.

Update: As noted by Chavez in the comment section, this is not a fundraiser, but a free event. The post has been updated to reflect this in multiple places, including the headline.

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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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One Response to "Heinrich, Lujan Grisham to headline Hillary Clinton event"

  1. Martin Chavez says:

    Matthew, small correction. The event Saturday night with the Ready For Hillary Bus is not a fundraiser but is rather a free event. It is uniquely, the first house party in the country to be held using the Bus.