May 5, 2021 (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) – Libertarian Chris Manning’s strong performance in Tuesday’s special election debate, hosted by KOB 4, cemented his standing as a true contender in the race to replace U.S. Representative Deb Haaland.

Manning skillfully addressed all of the questions asked by the debate moderators, offering fresh perspectives to voters on issues ranging from the border wall to clean energy. By the end of the hour, it was clear Manning had differentiated himself as a well-informed candidate who eschews special interest donations and has a solid plan to improve New Mexico’s economy, crime rate, education, and healthcare.

“I really believe New Mexicans are tired of the partisan bickering in Congress that causes our citizens to suffer due to lawmaking gridlock,” Manning said. “As a Libertarian, I pledge to work with both Democrats and Republicans to break the gridlock and bring practical solutions to New Mexico’s most pressing problems to move our state forward.”

Clearly, New Mexico voters were impressed with Manning’s performance, as campaign donations surged in the hours following the debate.

“The fact that voters are choosing to support Mr. Manning with their dollars shows how much they want real reform in Congress. They know he can bring that to them,” said LPNM party Chair Chris Luchini.

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