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.