The author has a poor grasp of Northern New Mexico politics. It’s a perennial Dim stronghold, and Lujan is the son of the NM Speaker of the House, so the patronage is in place.
Kokesh hasn’t made much of a blip on the local political radar except as being one of those “characters” NM produces... and is pretty much being ignored except in small liberal bastions (like the UNM area, which isn’t in the 3rd district)
I’m surprised by the amount of print he’s been getting outside NM. His chances of having much of an effect on the race are about zero IMO.
I went to the College of Santa Fe back in the 60’s when it was called St Michael's and had no women.
Bingo, Tijeras. There’s a few folks in San Juan County who might care about Kokesh, but those are fairly few, considering Mullins is also from that area, IIRC. Yeah, when most of 3rd CD includes places like Taos and Santa Fe, even Farmington’s conservative bent isn’t going to come anywhere near overcoming that. Bill Redmond was the last Republican to hold that seat, and IIRC, that was only for one term. Before that was Richardson, if that tells people outside NM anything.
I know who both Lujan’s and Kokesh’s fathers are. No offense, yet you need to look at that poll again.
Between Paul’s magic money machine and daddy, Kokesh will have campaign cash through Election Day. Kokesh is a anarchist leftist so he stills wins if Mullins loses on November 2. He’ll make a difference in the race if enough grass roots New Mexicans remain fooled.