In May, New Mexico businesswoman Anastacia “Anise” Golden Morper announced her candidacy for the lieutenant governorship.
“I have toured every county, walked with and talked with many of you about your concerns,” Golden Morper said during her announcement. “My passion for representing others and my passion for improving our state have come together to create a vision…, a vision for New Mexico, a vision for us.”
“I strongly support our United States Constitution and the Second Amendment, along with the Freedoms and Liberties they ensure to us. But most importantly, I will represent you! I strongly support creating an economy that will benefit you. I strongly support protecting your Constitutional rights. I strongly support you in reaching YOUR goals. I am ready to serve you,” she concluded.
In 2020, Golden Morper ran for Congress in the Third District, winning a New Mexico Supreme Court case against far-left Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver who tried to keep her off the primary ballot.
Golden Morper, whose campaign theme plays off of her last name, “Our Golden Opportunity,” is a third-generation New Mexican, a Christian, a sister of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), a real estate broker, an auctioneer, an ombudsman, and member of the Federation of Republican Women.
Throughout her campaign, she has attended many pro-law enforcement functions and has made respect for law enforcement, including officers from local sheriffs to the U.S. Border Patrol, a key issue in her campaign, amid a national assault on law enforcers, with many far-left initiatives targeted at “defunding” the police.
Golden Morper takes an advantage from other rumored candidates with months on the campaign trail and a fundraising edge as a declared candidate. The GOP nominee for lieutenant governor will face off against incumbent Howie Morales, a leftist Democrat who has been a rubber stamp for embattled Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s agenda.