Rep. Martin Heinrich (above) faces state Auditor Hector Balderas in the Democratic primary for a Senate seat in New Mexico.
Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) threw his support behind fellow Rep. Martin Heinrich in the race to succeed retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.).
Heinrich is up against state Auditor Hector Balderas in the Democratic primary. With an eye toward two important factions of the primary electorate, the Heinrich campaign highlighted Grijalva’s membership in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and status as co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.