It is the only way to keep the Governor and her hard right political directors under control in a state that continues to suffer under lackluster leadership of Martinez and her puny economic development team.
Current Attorney General Gary King is not garnering much excitement in his efforts to take on the Governor. That is a fact. Just ask some Democrats including supporters of his father, Bruce King. Other candidates looking at the Democratic primary are also very weak with little money. It is rumored that Lawrence Rael, who ran for Lt. Governor last go around, is looking to jump in the race too. He might be the only hopeful with an outside chance.
The Secretary of State's race is very winnable for the Dems with Maggie Toulouse Oliver, currently Bernalillo County Clerk, gearing up for the contest. Don't forget how the Governor and her minion Secretary of State Diana Duran unilaterally took away the straight ticket voting that had existed in this state for many years. Duran also said some shady political advertising against some legislators carried out by the Governor was legal, when it was not legal at all. So, this is an important race!
So, does the Democratic party have the fortitude to pick and choose who to help?