New Mexico state Auditor Hector Balderas on Wednesday will announce that he has the endorsement of former Lt. Gov. Diane Denish in his bid for the Democratic Senate nomination.
A source with knowledge of the endorsement said Balderas will announce Denish’s support on a conference call with New Mexico reporters at 2:45 p.m. EST.
Denish is a former chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, served two terms as lieutenant governor, was the Democratic nominee for governor last year and until recently was considering running for the open Albuquerque-based 1st district.
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.