Election

Heinrich's acceptance speech

Marisa Demarco

I'm at Hotel Andaluz with the Dems on election night. Party-goers have been waiting a while for Heinrich to take the stage. Lt. Gov. Diane Denish gave a concession speech a couple hours ago, and the crowd is hungry for some good news.

CD 1's been a tight race. Whitney Potter, Heinrich's press secretary, told me earlier that the campaign staff knew it was going to be a close one.

"We will keep fighting to make New Mexico the clean-energy jobs capital of the world," the congressman says.

He thanks the people who elected him, and the people who disagree with him.

"It's time for us to roll up our sleeves, work with each other, including across the aisle, and get back to work," he says, and the audience goes nuts.