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.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.