Skip to comments.Website For NM Republican Senate Candidate Is Up
Posted on 01/16/2006 5:18:36 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
A urologist and former chemical engineer, McCulloch seeks to be New Mexico's next U.S. Senator.
McCulloch is an underdog, but he has the potential for being a great Senator. We need more people with scientific backgrounds in public office.
That's an unusual combo. =8-0
Have you seen any polling on the New Mexico Senate Race? Or is it too much of a long shot to have attracted such attention?
I've seen no candidate polling. Only that Jeff Bingaman has a 59% approval rating.
It's an uphill race, but not out of reach. Bingaman has won reelection more on the basis of his opponents' weaknesses rather than his own strengths. If McCulloch can get sufficient funding, this race has potential.
It's a better combination than lawyer/politician.
I read a couple of weeks ago that McCulloch actually outraised Pfeffer, 140k to 20k. I believe nearly all of his money came from Fundrasing and not himself. However, it should be mentioned that Bingaman has over a million ready to go.
Bingaman is a wholly-owned subsidiary of People for the Liberal Way et al--
Many, many people coming to New Mexico who don't share Bingaman's bloody obsession with abortion.
I'm personally waiting for a proctologist/investment banker.
Pfeffer's campaign shows no sign of getting off the ground. Based on what little news I've read, McCulloch has the most viable campaign.
Being that you're a New Mexico resident, any insights you have to offer would be valuable.
That he made Charlie Trie a celebrity in Asia with an illegitimate seat on his commission, that Trie parlayed that (and a half million in illegal contributions) into a position as Beijing's mouthpiece ("Dear President"), that Bingaman covered for Clemons and obstructed Burton's investigation--these concern only those who are foremost American patriots.
Bingaman pretends to commoness which explodes upon examination: the new New Mexican is family and church oriented, not baby-killing and atheism.
It is in fact the junior senator who is grossly out of step with his constituency, as he claimed of his 2000 opponent Bill Redmond.
The state party seems moribund in the bitter aftermath of the gubernatorial race.
And one questions how much support will come from the national party.
The race may seem a bridge too far for seasoned pols--but would be a fresh opportunity for those not jaded by conventional wisdom.
Though I don't live in New Mexico myself, I am willing to give this race a chance. Bingaman actually wanted to retire but was persuaded to seek reelection by his colleagues. A candidate who doesn't truly want the office can be caught off guard by an ambitious opponent.
Thanks, I'll spread the word up here.
Hopeful he can send Bingaman packing, and put two Republicans in the Senate from New Mexico. That is my hope here in Montana as well.
I wish the same thing you do. It would do good if you could tell those you know who are politically aware about McCulloch.
I think this race could turn out to be a sleeper.
In my experience, such people tend to be family oriented; decent, solid citizens; Christian; and opposed to big, tyrranical government and its intrusion into and control over every aspect of our lives--in other words: Republicans at heart.
For one example: Recently, in New Mexico, a man of Mexican origins said this to me: "I won't live in one of those planned communities. If your neighbors can tell you what color to paint your house or how high you can build your fence--then I don't own my house!" He also indicated that he was strongly family oriented, very much concerned about his children, that he had saved his money to send his grandchildren to college. He made quite a few other remarks that indicated that he has the heart and mind of a Republican or a Liberatarian (I didn't feel comfortable enough to ask his political affiliation).
I would gladly swap every Gringo Leftist in the United States for someone like this man--from Mexico or anywhere else--ANY TIME, ANY DAY!
Most Hispanic residents of New Mexico aren't of Mexican origin, but the decendants of Spaniard settlers from the 15th. Century. They mostly live in the northwestern and west-central part of the state.
I don't think this race should be written off yet. Jeff Bingaman reelections have always been more from his opponents weaknesses rather than his own strengths.
There is very much the fiercely independent and family-oriented mindset you indicate.
The days of Rio Arriba County leading the nation in per capita heroin overdose deaths is gone with Emilio Naranjo's machine.
Despite every machination of the Secretary of State, Bush won in 2004.
Bingaman survives and succeeds through a chameleon-like imitation of "representing most New Mexicans".
In truth his policies promote the poorest education system, higher taxes and open season on the unborn.
It remains for an accomplished and well-funded opponent to unmask and dehorse him.
The Republicans should give top priority to bringing these fiercely independent, family oriented people into its solid base. It's a match made in heaven.
David Pfeffer told Albuquerque's KKOB 770AM Jim Villanucci (the most listened to talk show in the state) that he'd put 25,000 miles on his car talking to New Mexicans about his upcoming run for the Senate.
This is good news. Pfeffer has always seemed to be more of a novelty candidate. If McCulloch can get the nomination, he looks like someone who will be able to run very strongly everywhere in the state, except for Udall country in Northern and Northestern NM.
I happen to know Bingaman pesonally, and believe him to be a decent man, but very wrong on policy matters. His intention to vote against confirming Judge Alito has made me decide to not even consider voting for him ever again.
Thanks for the heads up!
McCulloch for Senate has a new website up at www.allen4senate.com