I think that Secretary of State Dianna Duran handled her office's little meltdown yesterday pretty good. She made it quite clear that the happenings referenced in yesterday's blog were very offensive and she put a staffer on leave. She was very careful to say she had inherited the employee. She and the Governor always blame everything on their predecessor.
I am very hopeful that Martin Heinrich will run for the Senate. He is young, energetic, a good environmentalist, and mostly a very smart guy. These seats only come along every thirty years or so. If he wants to be a Senator this may be his only chance for quite a while. Also, the lure of only having to enduring an expensive and nasty campaign every six years instead of every two years is a positive. Martin is a moderate and one wonders if there is room left for that in the current "Tea Party" era of extremism.
Sam Bregman, a guy who I love and dislike at the same time, is making a mighty run to be democratic state chairman. He could at least breathe some fire into the party. I really like the current Chair, but frankly some of the news releases I see come out of the party are very ineffectual and whiny. I have never been active in the 'party' thing so I have no idea who might win. If Javier Gonzales wins, he must be more aggressive. If Sam Bregman wins that won't be a concern as long as he doesn't go over the top.