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New Mexico governor withholds 2020 endorsement

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor is staying out of the political fray as her party decides on a presidential candidate ahead of the 2020 election.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham declined Tuesday to name a favored presidential candidate for the Democratic nomination. She pledged to “robustly” support the party’s eventual nominee.

On issues of taxation and health-care finance roiling the presidential primary race, Lujan Grisham says that she supports greater tax parity between the ultra-wealthy and middle class.

The first-year governor and former congresswoman says she is more interested in prescription drug reform to lower consumer costs that a comprehensive health care overhaul. She says single-payer, universal health care is worthy of consideration.

New Mexico holds its presidential primary on June 2. Hillary Clinton won New Mexico’s Democratic primary in 2018.

Associated Press

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