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Vice President visits NM to campaign for Lujan Grisham

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Vice President Kamala Harris lands at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque on Tuesday. Harris is in New Mexico to participate in a fundraiser and then she will participate in a conversation about reproductive rights with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and other state officials at the University of New Mexico. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)
Vice President Kamala Harris at Kirtland Air Force Base on Tuesday. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Vice President Kamala Harris landed on Air Force Two at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque at 12:04 a.m. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, U.S. Representative Melanie Stansbury, D.M., and U.S. Senator Ben Ray Lujan, D.N.M., waited to greet the vice president on the tarmac.

The vice president then traveled by motorcade to Rudy Guzman’s home in Northeast Heights for a private fundraiser to benefit the governor attended by about 100 people. Lujan Grisham is seeking re-election to a second term, competing with Republican Mark Ronchetti and Libertarian Karen Bedoni.

Harris was then scheduled to attend a moderated discussion on abortion rights at the University of New Mexico before leaving the state for Seattle.

During her 20-minute speech at the fundraiser, Harris said there was a lot at stake in this year’s election cycle.

“The work we do won’t be real if it doesn’t make it to the streets…and your governor is a key ingredient to making that happen,” the vice president said.

She also said Lujan Grisham had been a key voice in the Biden administration’s efforts to cut health care costs and expand a child tax credit.

Harris also spoke about abortion, to loud applause when she said, “You don’t have to give up your faith or your core beliefs to agree that the government shouldn’t be making this decision for you. “

About 300 people were in Keller Hall on the UNM campus for the discussion on abortion rights. A few demonstrators were present outside.

Click here for a link to the UNM event live stream.

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