Endorsement for Jon Barela for Congress in New Mexico

The Hispanic Leadership Fund issued a statement today from its President Mario H. Lopez commenting on its Political Action Committee endorsement of Jon Barela, who is running to represent the First Congressional District of New Mexico:

“Jon Barela represents an exciting change for Albuquerque and New Mexico. Jon will take a much-needed new perspective to Congress and will stand up for New Mexico values. Martin Heinrich’s loyalty to Nancy Pelosi has proven to be a disaster for New Mexico. Since Martin Heinrich voted for the so-called ‘stimulus’ bill, thousands more New Mexicans have lost their jobs. Jon Barela is a leader who understands that small and family-owned businesses, not massive bailouts, are the key to creating jobs at home and getting the economy back on track.

“New Mexicans are rightly tired of corrupt, pay-to-play politics from insider politicians who stand against the interests of their constituents. The Hispanic Leadership Fund has chosen to endorse the candidate who will do the right thing by his electors.

“Jon Barela’s vision for New Mexico is one that we support and one that will create jobs for New Mexicans and bring back investment for the district. The Hispanic Leadership Fund’s Political Action Committee is proud to endorse Jon Barela.”