- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on New Mexico delegates to the Democratic National Convention (all times local):

4:40 p.m.

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan is promoting Democratic candidates for Congress and criticizing Republican lawmakers who support Donald Trump in an appearance before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Lujan is chairman of the Democratic congressional campaign committee. On stage at the convention on Wednesday, he translated a Spanish-language proverb into English to emphasize Democrats’ support for Hillary Clinton and criticize Republicans who associate with Trump.

Lujan highlighted his Hispanic heritage and community values handed down through a family of rural pioneers and union workers that first settled in New Mexico before statehood.

He has accused Republicans in Congress of putting “party over country” and being afraid to stand up to Trump.


3:00 p.m.

New Mexico political delegates to the Democratic National Convention who traveled to Philadelphia in support of Bernie Sanders are giving Hillary Clinton a second look amid a deluge of testimonials highlighting the presidential nominee’s record of public service.

Sanders delegate John Meade of Santa Fe said Wednesday that the convention has helped him appreciate Clinton’s record of community service, and that he plans to vote for her in the fall despite reservations about ties to corporate interests.

Clinton won the New Mexico primary in June, earning 18 pledged delegates and all 9 superdelegate votes from party leaders. Sanders earned 16 pledged delegates in New Mexico before endorsing Clinton.

U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Lujan and Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico are speaking to the convention Wednesday evening. They support Clinton.

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