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Gabe Vasquez

Vasquez releases first TV ad of cycle

News: Rep. Gabe Vasquez (D-N.M.) is releasing his campaign’s first ad of the cycle in a five-figure buy that focuses on abortion rights.

Vasquez is running against former Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.), who he beat in 2022. The spot plays old footage of Herrell saying that she wished New Mexico could have eliminated all abortion in the state.

Vasquez then speaks direct-to-camera and pledges to always protect a woman’s right to an abortion.

New Mexico’s 2nd District is shaping up to be one of the most important House races in November. The GOP establishment is firmly behind Herrell’s comeback bid in a seat that’s changed hands multiple times during the past few cycles.

Vasquez’s ad is a sign that Democrats are planning to continue to hammer Republicans on the issue of reproductive rights.

Ohio news: The Ohio Democratic Party is lauding an ad buy on Facebook highlighting GOP Senate candidate Bernie Moreno’s anti-abortion rights stance. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and his allies are also going to make abortion a top issue in his competitive reelection race.

— Max Cohen

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