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In New Mexico, 99% of Contributions from Teachers Unions Went to Democrats

The latest reports are in.

The latest New Mexico campaign finance reports were filed on May 9th. According to the Secretary of State’s Campaign Finance System, during the 2022 campaign cycle, at least $126,475 of political contributions were made by teachers unions, namely the American Federation of Teachers.

$125,475 went to Democrat candidates.

The American Federation of Teachers is led by Randi Weingarten, an outspoken activist who fought to keep schools closed for over a year during the early stages of the pandemic.

Only one Republican candidate received funding from the unions: Melba Aguilar.

The political contributions represent a nation-wide trend of union support of candidates who oppose school choice.

By Patrick M. Brenner

Patrick Brenner is the founder and president of the Southwest Public Policy Institute, a limited-government research institute and think tank focused on the southwestern United States. An advocate for open government, he leads the institute's government transparency and accountability efforts.

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