I am ecstatic that Martin Heinrich won his congressional race. After all the outside secret money that was thrown against him I am relieved that he ran such a great election day performance. Plus he won the early and absentee total vote. Many of those votes were cast before the special interest infusion of millions against him in the last two weeks of the campaign.
Rodger and Connie Beimer , Bobbi and I went to his rally in Los Lunas on Saturday. He was confident they would win because of their election day plans.
Now he will go back to DC in the minority with diminished power in the committee structure. But having someone there who has some real world views will be great for us in the future. He deserved this victory. I hope he spends time getting around the state to meet voters outside his district now.
We are the real winners here. Maybe John Barela can go back to being the nice guy he was before the right wing put him on their team. Thank fate we kept the Senate in Democratic hands.
Susana Martinez ran a great race funded with money from right wingers. Diane Denish's campaign never really caught fire. She would have made a better governor because of her experience and big heart. I figure that Susana will moderate out of necessity as she faces a still heavily democratic legislature with whom she must work.
Ray Powell will be Land Commissioner as he managed to keep Santa Fe and even Bernalillo county heavily in his column. I think his religious fundamentalist opponent really hurt him self with his 'christian war' comments. What a dufus! I hope Ray shows some inclination shake things up at the Land Office. At least we will have an ethical man sitting there.
Now, the biggest winners on election day are the TV stations who raked in the cash by airing the dirtiest and nastiest commercials ever seen by mankind. Most of them were not even well done. Most of them were lies. But what does corporate media care? They are less than moral.