An Albuquerque woman accused of trying to a New Mexico gubernative candidate, to kiss on the mouth to a social event.
Marianna Anaya said the encounter happened earlier this year on a Wiffle ball game in Santa Fe, that the staff involved in the Democratic party and the American Federation of teachers.
“While shaking hands after the game, Jeff — I didn’t know Jeff was in the time — came to me in the smell of beer and tried to kiss me on the lips,” she said.
Anaya, 28, referred to Jeff Apodaca, a Democrat, who is against U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N. M., for the party’s nomination for Governor.
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N. M., speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016.
Apodaca, who had served the son of Jerry Apodaca, a Democrat, as New Mexico Governor from 1975 to 1979.
Jeff Apodaca, the campaign by the name of Anaya’s assertion is absolutely wrong.
Insurance agent Laurie Martinez said she attended the same event and has known Apodaca for almost 40 years.
“I was there, and I’ve never seen Jeff acting in an inappropriate manner,” she said.
Apodaca’s campaign accused of trying to Anayaof, deflect attention from claims that Lujan Grisham discriminated against transgender internally.
On Monday, Apodaca, a congressional ethics called for investigation into the claims, the former Intern Riley Del Rey was fired from her internship at Lujan Grisham two years ago about their transgender identity, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
Anaya, a communications organizer for the American Federation of teachers, criticized Apodaca in a Facebook post for the pursuit of an investigation of Lujan Grisham for possible discrimination.
Lujan Grisham, a three-term Congressman, has denied any claims of discrimination and said that, you know, the Intern was transgender until after they had the office left, according to the Journal report.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.