Despite technical difficulties, Lujan Grisham lays out vision for NM after winning race for govenor | KOB 4

Despite technical difficulties, Lujan Grisham lays out vision for NM after winning race for govenor

Joshua Panas
November 06, 2018 10:31 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham is the projected winner of the New Mexico governor’s race.


Lujan Grisham told a crowd of supporters that Republican Steve Pearce called to congratulate her on the victory.

The Democrat's speech got off a rocky start after the teleprompter failed to load her prepared remarks.

"We have the most incredible, amazing speech that none of us are ever going to hear. And you know what? It doesn't matter. Because what we did tonight is send a very clear message that this is the state that is ready to lead in so many ways," Lujan Grisham said to a cheering crowd at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town.

Lujan Grisham told the crowd that she would improvise because "that's what governors do."

"Gone are the days where anyone talks about New Mexico not being in first place," she said.

Lujan Grisham went on to talk about improving the state's education system, bringing more jobs to New Mexico and together with people outside her party.

"There is more in New Mexico that unifies us than so many other places in the country," Lujan Grisham said.

Lujan Grisham becomes the second female in a row to lead New Mexico.

She will take over for Republican Susana Martinez.


Joshua Panas

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