On Tuesday, Democrat New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver sent an email saying she had gotten the endorsement of the radical abortion up-to-birth dark money group “EMILY’s List,” which only endorses women who support unlimited abortions.
Despite the Secretary of State’s position not having anything whatsoever to do with abortion, the endorsement out-of-state abortion group means cash will likely flood into the state in the form of independent expenditures to promote Toulouse Oliver’s candidacy.
“EMILY’s List is proud to endorse Secretary Maggie Toulouse Oliver for reelection,” said Sarah Curmi, vice president of state and local campaigns at EMILY’s List. “Secretary Toulouse Oliver has steadfastly served the state of New Mexico. As secretary of state, she has worked hard to secure fair and safe elections, increase voter access, and create a transparent and efficient state government.”
In response to the endorsement, Toulouse Oliver wrote on Twitter, “I’m honored to earn this endorsement from [EMILY’s List].” Her team in a subsequent email wrote, “you know you’re on the right team when EMILY’S List endorses your candidate.”
“What you see is what you get with Maggie. With EMILY’s List behind us, we can keep Maggie’s seat,” the email continued.
As the 2022 race looms around the corner, Toulouse Oliver will seek to keep her job in the Secretary of State’s office after years of a tumultuous tenure.
She previously ran unsuccessfully for an open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tom Udall. She ran far to the left in the primary, supporting unlimited abortion, the Green New Deal, “free” health care, and other costly social programs. Toulouse Oliver ultimately dropped out before the primary and threw her support behind then-U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján who won in the general election.
Conservative activist Audrey Trujillo is running on the Republican side against Toulouse Oliver. No other challengers have jumped in the GOP race.