The State Democratic pre primary nominating convention is over. In another 24 hours the results of the voting will be meaningless. Any candidate who thinks this has anything to do with primary election day is fooling themselves. There were no upsets at the convention. Martin Heinrich came in first with 55% of the delegate vote over Hector Balderas. Eric Griego dispatched former Mayor Martin Chavez and County Commissioner Michelle Lujan Griffin in the congressional race. I think Chavez's former live in girlfriend who was just indicted for embezzling $3 million dollars probably hurt him a little.
Now that this process is over the real campaign for rank and file voters is joined. The money race to fuel those expensive TV ads will now commence at an accelerated pace. It is better to have more money than your opponents and some candidates will go anywhere to get it.
The one good thing about the convention is that it gets the party activists into the same room and gabbing with each other. In the end that will end up fostering unity. But not until after the Primary!