2021-05-30 19:31:51 UTC
By Paul Steinhauser
Published 3 hours ago
Taking a page from a Republican playbook that resulted in some
unexpected victories in House elections last November, GOP candidate
Mark Moores is focusing much of his campaign in Tuesday’s special
election for a vacant congressional seat in New Mexico over a surge in
crime and the push by some on the left to "defund the police."
New Mexico’s First Congressional District, in the central part of the
state, includes roughly three-quarters of Albuquerque, the state’s
largest city, which like other urban areas across the country has
witnessed a breakout in crime.
Moores is zeroing in on that, as well as highlighting Democratic
candidate state Rep. Melanie Stansbury’s initial support for the
BREATHE Act, a wide ranging push for policing reform penned by
activists allied with the Black Lives Matter movement.
"Rampant crime, drug violence, a record number of homicides in
Albuquerque this year. It’s never been more dangerous. Melanie
Stanbury’s plan – supporting legislation that defunds the police,"
charges the narrator in a recent Moores commercial that Stansbury
I love these liberal idiots that want to defund the police., they will
give the republicans the control of the House. The moderate democrats
must be afraid to confront them about it.