Clarkson Blasts NARAL Endorsement

LAS CRUCES, NM- U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Gavin Clarkson, a former New Mexico State University business professor, blasted Ben Ray Luján’s endorsement by NARAL Pro-Choice America Monday morning.

“New Mexico won’t be swayed by a multimillion-dollar abortion industry death cult,” Clarkson said. “Ben Ray Luján’s 100% pro-abortion voting record is too radical for religious swing-voters in our state, and it will give my former boss President Trump a real opening here.”

Clarkson’s campaign believes the abortion issue will be also an advantage in the Republican primary race.

“What distinguishes me is I’ve been a lifelong ‘pro-lifer,” Clarkson said. “Back in the 1980s, I wrote op-eds against Roe v. Wade in the college newspaper and even held a candlelight vigil for the unborn in the center of the campus. Then at Harvard Law School, I chaired the board of a Christian abortion alternative center in Boston. Our mission was to empower young mothers to choose life regardless of personal, family, or financial circumstances.”

That combination of activism and academics could be the key to victory the Clarkson camp argues.

“Among the Republican candidates,” Clarkson’s spokesman Stephen Sebastian said, “only Dr. Clarkson has the education, the eloquence, and the experience to earn a seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee and be a powerful advocate for the unborn and for constitutional judges where it matters most: the U.S. Senate.”

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About Dr. Clarkson:

In addition to holding both a BA and an MBA from Rice University, Dr. Gavin Clarkson is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School where he was president of the Native American Law Students Association, a member of the Federalist Society, and the first tribal member to earn a doctorate from the Harvard Business School. 

Named the nation’s “leading scholar in tribal finance” by The Financial Times, Dr. Clarkson has been cited by Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today on matters of tribal finance, economic development, and federal Indian law, subjects he has taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Montana, the University of Houston, and New Mexico State University.

Dr. Clarkson most recently served as President Trump’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development in the US Department of the Interior.