Independent Revolution Expands to New Mexico with Competitive Slate of Candidates
There is so much history being made in the independent and reform movements in 2018 that it is almost impossible to keep up with it all.
Unite New Mexico, a partner of Unite America, announced Thursday its first two endorsements for independent candidates running for the New Mexico Legislature in 2018.
Lamy businessman and nonprofit executive Jarratt Applewhite (HD-50) and former state representative Tweeti Blancott (Hd-40) are the first candidates added to an independent slate that has never been seen before in New Mexico.
“We’re proud to endorse Jarratt and Tweeti because of their lifelong commitment to New Mexico and their local communities,” says Unite New Mexico co-chair Bob Perls.
“These leaders represent what it means to put people ahead of partisan and special interests and we’re excited to do all we can to support their candidacies.”
New Mexico hasn’t made it easy for independents to get on the ballot. According to Applewhite, “in the 40 years since the courts forced New Mexico to allow independent candidates to run, only 16 candidates have been able to get on the ballot.”
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