As happened in the U.S. Senate race when they endorsed Rep. Martin Heinrich, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' political committee wasted no time in making an endorsement in the contested CD1 primary. They're going with state Sen. Eric Griego over former Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez.
"Eric is a true believer," said Paul Linville, a member of AFSCME's political committee in a news release. "He has never been afraid to stand up for those that do not have a voice, for hard-working, middle class families who are struggling every day. Eric is exactly what we need."
AFSCME is one of the largest unions in the state. Their endorsement normally equates to large campaign contributions.
CD 1 consists mostly of the city of Albuquerque.