Albuquerque, N.M. – U.S. Senate Candidate and Congressman Tom Udall today released the following statement regarding Bernalillo County Republican Party Chairman Fernando C de Baca's divisive comments and refusal to resign:
"As our nation commemorates Hispanic Heritage month, and we in New Mexico celebrate over 400 years of historical contributions and our strong cultural diversity, Fernando C de Baca's comments are both insulting and disgraceful. We boast New Mexico's long-standing minority-majority status because of our immense pride in our vibrant diversity. Chairman C de Baca's comments are not only demeaning to the people and pride of New Mexico, they perpetuate and validate racism. These words are unacceptable for any official who represents our great state."
This morning on the Bob Clark show, C. de Baca said he had talked to Senator Pete Domenici, and now indications are he may resign following a private meeting with party leaders as early as today.
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