NARAL Pro-Choice America, which advocates for abortion rights, is announcing Monday it has endorsed U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján in his bid to replace fellow Democrat Tom Udall, who is not seeking reelection to a third term in the Senate.
The endorsement comes after one of the state’s leading anti-abortion advocates – Elisa Martinez – entered the Republican race on Nov. 20 in the effort to succeed Udall.
“NARAL is proud to endorse Congressman Luján, a staunch advocate for reproductive freedom who for a decade has demonstrated his commitment to fighting for women and families in Congress,” NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue said. “This election is critical to securing a pro-choice majority in the Senate, and there is no better candidate for the job. With so much at stake, Congressman Luján is a champion for the people of New Mexico and will stand strong against anti-choice extremists.”