State of New Mexico Archives: on Welfare & Poverty


Hector Balderas: Raised on food stamps by struggling single mother

Hector Balderas' opening statement: He says he shouldn't be there because he comes from a struggling single mother and was raised on food stamps. Says he got a great public education. Says too many New Mexicans have lost hope. Attacks Wall Street, Heather Wilson. Touts credentials as state auditor.
Source: KOAT-7 live blogging of 2012 N.M. Senate debate Jun 3, 2012

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2012 Presidential contenders on Welfare & Poverty:
  Democrats:
Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)

Republicans:
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Third Parties:
Green: Dr.Jill Stein(MA)
Libertarian: Gov.Gary Johnson(NM)
Justice: Mayor Rocky Anderson(UT)
Constitution: Rep.Virgil Goode(VA)
Peace+Freedom: Roseanne Barr(HI)
Reform Party: André Barnett(NY)
AmericansElect: Gov.Buddy Roemer(LA)
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