I got an invitation for a celebration party for Hector Balderas. He easily won his re-election as State Auditor based on his anti-corruption stands. This party is mainly being sponsored by lobbyists in Santa Fe. Go figure. They probably see him as a possible gubernatorial candidate in four years. I like him a lot, but this is a little disappointing.
I am getting word that the Susana Martinez transition is way behind the curve in getting its work done. Compared to eight years ago when Richardson was spending 14 hours a day having meetings, the current transition is not seeing many people. This might be setting the pace we will see in a Martinez administration.
Congressman Martin Heinrich hasn't been sworn in for his second term yet but an Albuquerque City Councillor, Dan Lewis is thinking about running for the seat. He is a part time preacher. Someone should find out if he thinks the world is only 6000 years old. That might make a difference on what kind of congressman he would make. We don't need any more fundamentalist kooks. I hope he isn't one. He seems to be an okay guy but Martin would be hard to beat at any rate.