I was somewhat astonished when I read that Martin Chavez was flattened by Eric Griego in the campaign fund raising game for the democratic congressional primary election race. One of my golf buddies yesterday who is politically astute said he wasn't surprised. He blamed it on "Marty Fatigue" and that it will be hard for him to overcome it. I think there is some truth to that but I also think his long time bullying of people, invisible to the media, is another cause. Of course, it isn't over until it is over and Eric Griego should not think it is.
Of course I was not surprised that Martin Heinrich blew away Hector Balderas in the last quarters fundraising. Hector had done better for a while than many people expected, but that was the easy money. Now that the polling is showing Heinrich's strength in the general election it will spell an end to Hector's fundraising. Hector has run a good race so far, but it might be time to admit the inevitable and save his money for a run for Attorney General or Governor in a couple of years. I would help him with that as would a lot of Martin's supporters because Hector has not succumbed to the negative campaigning that is so prevalent these days.