Why I am no longer a Democrat

Born and raised in New Mexico, like many of you, I grew up in a traditional household where values like hard work, family, humility, and integrity were deeply ingrained. These principles passed down from generation to generation, have shaped who I am today, all with the endless support and guidance from my wife.

My wife and I navigated challenges through 28 years as small business owners to become successful in business. Our fundamental values and principles have guided us through many difficult times and plenty of wonderful times.

In my upbringing, voting Democrat was a cultural norm, seen as synonymous with representing Hispanic interests and aiding the less fortunate. However, over time, it’s become clear that the Democratic Party has shifted away from these traditional values.

The rise of radical progressivism within the party threatens beliefs in the American Dream, faith, family, and personal accountability.

Seeing the disconnect between my values and the direction of the Democratic Party, I made the decision to run for State Senate, aiming to represent my community’s true interests. Issues like crime, economic instability, education, border security and government overreach need addressing.

For the first time, I found alignment with the Republican Party and sought to bring positive change to District 10.

I invite those who share similar experiences and beliefs to join me in this endeavor. Our community faces challenges, but together, we can make a difference for our children and future generations.

Rudy B. Mora is a Republican running for New Mexico Senate District 10.

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