Skip to comments.New Mexico Governor and Senate: Incumbents in Control (Bingaman slips a little)
Posted on 09/19/2006 6:28:10 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Election 2006: NM Governor
Bill Richardson (D) 61% John Dendahl (R) 26%
Election 2006: NM Senate
Jeff Bingaman (D) 56% Allen McCullough (R) 32%
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Bill Richardson has said he has no interest in national office, but I think he can be persuaded into it by his party. One thing is clear- he will reelection by a bigger margin than any Gubenatorial candidate in NM before him.
As for Jeff Bingaman, he's lost a couple of points. I don't think that he's all that strong. Allen McCulloch has an interesting background, but he'll need financial support and so far has gotten little from the GOP establishment.
Richardson is a lying sack of merde, every inch as trustworthy as his fellow sleaze master, Slick Willie. Of course he wants to be President, and won't hesistate for a moment to take the VP slot that I believe will be offered him by whomever gets the nomination in '08. I'd imagine that's the only reason why Diane Denish remains his running mate (of whom BR has molested), since she believes putting up with him gets her the Governorship before long.
I never understood why Bingman coasts to re-election, without ever facing a serious challenge. He seems like the ultimate non-entity. I guess he must have good constituent services or something.
Bill Richardson was the "fix it" man who supposed to get Monica a do-nothing job so she'd keep her mouth shut (no pun intended).
Part of it has to do with his wealthy wife, who almost single-handedly financed his first campaign.
Wow ... stop the presses. I've been waiting with bated breath for the latest New Mexico poll results ... LOL.
The latest from New Mexico.
Domineci and Pearce, with a vengeance and in the past, Joe Skeen, were always around having meetings but Bingaman only comes around at reelection time.
Richardson has been down in our part of the state 3 or 4 times. Each time he was extremely late and one time he just didn't show up at all.
We don't have any representation in the Senate. Bingaman and Domenici have won re-elections by wide margins and they usually cancel out each others votes. Go figure.
Aww, maybe if you folks promised him women, he'd be down there like a shot. ;-)
....What this about promising women :)....who would be there down in a shot to New Mexio.....?
New Mexico is getting politically interesting...but if Congresswoman Wilson loses...mmmm
Bill Richardson would be there in a shot if he was promised women.
As for Congresswoman Wilson, she'll eke out another win.
I hope Congresswoman Wilson eke out another win...since it appears Blackwell, Steele, and even Swann..won't make....
I'm a Conservative Republican in and from California...I even happen to be a person of color ..how did this happen? By all accounts as well as my personal history I should be a Liberal or at least a Conservative Democrate.
By the way if the GOP loses Congress...I will stay with the GOP ...though I am currently facing pressure to switch..but I refuse do forget what happen to Sen. Liberman.
As the saying goes "If you don't like a Jew you don't like a Black or a Latino."
It appears that Michael Steele may pull off a big surprise in Maryland (even a lot of Black Democrats are waking up to the realization that for all the voting influence they have in the party, they still can't get one of theirs the nomination. They might not agree 100% with Steele, but Steele has more of an incentive to pay attention to their issues than another White Democrat career politician (40 straight years in the legislature and Congress) from a district that hardly has any Blacks in it).
For Swann, it's a bit harder, and running against a ruthless incumbent is difficult under even the most ideal of circumstances. For Ken Blackwell, the RINOs in the state have done such a terrible job that even though he might as well be in a completely different party, anyone with an "R" after their name is going to be punished severely in Ohio this year.
I would definitely say folks like you are the people the Democrats fear the most, individuals who can think for themselves. They have to use fear, peer pressure, guilt, and any and all negative aspects to keep people of color voting for them. To them, the Blackwells, Swanns, and Steeles are the political leaders that can smash their monopoly on the non-White vote, and it's why you see them trying to throw everything including the kitchen sink at our candidates.
Once folks start to realize that placing all your eggs in one political basket (and in a rotten basket sporting a lot of holes), you're completely at the mercy of the whims of that party (and taken for granted), or worse, have no say whatsoever when your party is out of power.
Well..thanks. I 'm aready feeling the presure to switch to the Democrat Party ..but I'm holding steadfast due to I will not forget what happen to Sen. Liberman. As the saying goes "If you don't like a Jew you don't like a Black or Latino." I 'm considerated a sell-out..what more do I have to lose?
I even have recieved death threats...I'm tried of running...I am conservative first. I have been approached when I was 15 years old to groomed to be in office by the Democrats..but as soon as they started asking questions and I promptly answered them they knew I was a conservative.
I wish Conservative part of the GOP would make an effort to at least start recuiting candiates for office in college of any race , creed, and sex all levels of government.
No, you're certainly to be applauded for remaining with the GOP. Frankly, I don't know how anyone who doesn't know basic history could be a Democrat. The party of slavery, the party of the Klan, the part of Jim Crow (I mean, for heavens' sake, the seniormost Democrat in the Congress, of whom has served 54 years (60, if you count his time in the state legislature) Sen. Robert Byrd, was not only a Klansman, but a Klan leader and recruiter -- and even after he "left it", still wrote how important the organization was -- the state of West Virginia remains a testament to the fact that it is almost completely devoid of people of color -- and that isn't by accident).
To see even the only Black person in the Senate has gone to campaign for Byrd and done fundraisers (!) for him, somebody of whom not too long ago Byrd would've preferred at the end of a noose, just defies the imagination. It's as if you have to sell your very soul to be a member of the Democrat party.
I agree that the GOP needs to work on its problem with not aggressively recruiting and funding non-White candidates (the latter being the most important, because you can recruit excellent candidates all over the place, but if they don't have the $$, it's useless). Too often the mentality on our side is just "not to bother." As is said, if you don't give non-Whites a REASON to vote for the GOP, why should they bother with voting for us ? It won't be easy, it won't be accomplished overnight, but it's something that is worthwhile doing for the long run, and will have to be a necessity. America is becoming a "Browner" nation, and relying mostly on the White vote won't keep us in the majority much longer. It's why this is extremely important we start getting this done ASAP.
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