On Wednesday, far-left Rep. Ben Ray Luján (NM-03) sent out an email from his campaign entitled “an important email on coronavirus,” which detailed the situation with the pandemic in New Mexico and that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has declared a “public health emergency allowing New Mexico to marshal the resources needed to protect our communities.”
The email appears benign and not overtly political until the bottom of the email, which reads, “[T]he polls show we have a once-in-a-lifetime shot to finally defeat Mitch McConnell and take back the Senate. But we can’t do this without winning New Mexico. Will you be a part of this historic movement?”
Directly following this is a “donate” button leading to a landing page, which explicitly asks for donations of $25-$1,000 to help him win a seat in the Senate.
The email would be acceptable if it was not using a public health emergency to garner donations, and it appears to be something much more appropriate for Luján to have sent through official channels with his “mail.house.gov” account as an update to constituents. But instead of using his authority to inform New Mexico’s citizens, he is using the Coronavirus to fundraise off of a public health emergency.