On Wednesday, following sweeping Republican victories nationwide, everywhere from Buffalo, New York, to Virginia, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has listed 13 new names on its target list for 2022, including New Mexico’s Third District, represented by first-term Democrat Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez.
“In a cycle like this, no Democrat is safe,” said NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer (R-Minn.). “Voters are rejecting Democrat policies that have caused massive price increases, opened our borders and spurred a nationwide crime wave.”
Due to redistricting, which may result in Leger Fernandez’s district shifting from solid blue to light blue, with the right candidate, she could be kicked out of office in the midterms, especially with help from the NRCC and national figures.
Also included on the target list are Reps. Greg Stanton, (D-AZ), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Joe Courtney (D-CT), Darren Soto (D-FL), Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Frank Mrvan (D-IN), David Trone (D-MD), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Jim Cooper (D-TN), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA).
“Democrats should immediately abandon their $3.5 trillion reckless tax and spending spree. Last night made it crystal clear that the American people are rejecting Democrats’ radical socialist agenda,” said NRCC spokesman Mike Berg
.The red wave in the 2021 elections, including in New Mexico with many GOP pickups, Republicans are likely to score many more victories in New Mexico and nationwide, including in the 3rd Congressional District, which covers northern New Mexico.
The news comes also as Leger Fernandez has been raising cash to help Texas women get abortions in New Mexico. Many New Mexicans are pro-life, especially in the Third District, which has many pro-life Catholic communities.