Republican nominee for Congress in the Third District, Alexis Martinez Johnson, unveiled her first television ad in the General Election called “My Abuelos.”
The 30-second ad was announced as a “significant ad buy” from the campaign, which hopes to unseat vulnerable first-term Democrat Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez.
“Our ad, ‘My Abuelos,’ really goes back to the beginning for me,” Martinez Johnson said in a statement exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital. “It all began with my abuelos in Roswell. We didn’t have much, but I was raised with the values of hard work and self-determination. This spurred me on to eventually graduate college as an environmental engineer. However, with skyrocketing inflation, an unsecure border, and high gas prices, opportunity is further out of reach for New Mexicans than ever before.”
“My abuelos raised me. My grandfather spent his days digging ditches to put food on the table. From there, I worked hard and graduated from college. My abuelos were staunch Democrats. They believed in hard work and self-determination,” she says in the ad, with photos showing her with her family dancing at her wedding and other images from her childhood.
“Today’s Democratic Party has left those values behind,” Martinez Johnson says. “Inflation, gas prices, crime waves — Biden and Teresa Leger Fernandez are setting us back. I’m Alexis Martinez Johnson, and I approve this message because our families deserve so much better.”
Leger Fernandez is endorsed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), having an event with her on Monday.
In her previous run for Congress, Leger Fernandez had the backing of the socialist Working Families Party and socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). The Third District is now much more competitive after Democrats in the state legislature gerrymandered the seats to attempt to boot GOP Rep. Yvette Herrell of the Second District out of her more conservative seat.