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Susana Martinez Best Choice for Governor (NM-R!)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 24, 2010 | ABQJournal editorial staff

Posted on 10/24/2010 8:15:35 AM PDT by CedarDave

The combination of cronyism, corruption and profligate spending in recent years has left New Mexico mired in serious problems ranging from budget to education to security of state pension funds as we prepare to go to the polls.

It is time for a clear change of direction in New Mexico, and Susana Martinez, the Republican candidate for governor, is the right person at the right time to deliver it.

With a background as district attorney in Las Cruces, Martinez is a Santa Fe outsider equipped with the skills to cut through Roundhouse fog and effectively communicate her positions. These are important strengths when facing an entrenched bureaucracy and a Legislature dominated by the opposition party.

An administration led by a fiscal conservative at a time when more budget cuts will be required should provide balance to a Legislature that has seldom seen a social or pork program it doesn't like.

It also should bring some control and sanity back to state boards bent on making major societal changes that could send job creators packing to more stable regulatory environments.

Regarding the state budget, Martinez proposes no growth "until our fiscal house is in order." She would start by slashing the number of exempt positions to levels at the end of the Gary Johnson administration, collapsing the number of boards and commissions and auditing state government to eliminate duplication, fraud and waste.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: denish; martinez; newmexico
After yesterday's Journal endorsement of the entire Republican congressional slate, this was somewhat expected. However, its nice to finally see the press ante up to the corruption of the Richardson/Denish administration. Susana is pragmatic but a pitbull when it comes to crime and corruption. She's ahead by double digits in the polls but with the history of Dem corruption in NM, you have to be that far ahead and take nothing for granted.
1 posted on 10/24/2010 8:15:38 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

NM list PING!

(The NM list is available on my FR homepage for anyone to use. Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list. For ABQ Journal articles requiring a subscription, scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the article for free after watching a short video commercial.)

2 posted on 10/24/2010 8:17:20 AM PDT by CedarDave (Juan Williams to NPR: "You and your far left-wing mob fired me. Wasn’t that enough for you? ")
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To: CedarDave
Even the rat press recognizes when the gig is up.
3 posted on 10/24/2010 8:21:21 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: CedarDave
but with the history of Dem corruption in NM, you have to be that far ahead and take nothing for granted.

In 2008 richardson, stood at a rally in northern New Mexico and promised obama 110 percent of the vote............it was not a joke.

They have been that blatant.

I am honestly very positive on this election, if the abq journal did not have polling leaning very hard conservative, they would never have made these endorsements.

4 posted on 10/24/2010 8:26:20 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: CedarDave
Yeah. This from a state that elected Bill Richardson as Governor and repeadly sends Jeff Dingaman (mis-spelled on purpose) back to the Senate. Used to live there. Never voted for Dingaman. In OK with Inhofe and Coburn.
5 posted on 10/24/2010 8:37:14 AM PDT by tal hajus (ever the cynic)
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To: CedarDave

This is amazing. Martinez wins!


6 posted on 10/24/2010 9:14:56 AM PDT by unkus
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To: CedarDave

I can’t find who The Santa Fe New Mexican endorsed but would bet Danish.

Thanks again for all the pings.


7 posted on 10/24/2010 9:29:36 AM PDT by unkus
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To: JPG
Even the rat press recognizes when the gig is up.

They are just trying to rehabilitate their reputation so they can mislead the public for the 2012 election.

8 posted on 10/24/2010 10:07:24 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Islam is a malignant religion)
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To: unkus; JPG

The Santa Fe New Mexican endorsed Denish this morning saying:

“But effective revenue-raising will take real leadership — and that’s a big reason Diane Denish should be our next governor.”

Code words for more taxes — right, just what we in NM need.

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Opinion/newdiane


9 posted on 10/24/2010 10:25:33 AM PDT by CedarDave (Juan Williams to NPR: "You and your far left-wing mob fired me. Wasn’t that enough for you? ")
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To: CedarDave

This is excellent. Will she have any coattails?


10 posted on 10/24/2010 10:27:54 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Hopefully she will pull some ABQ area Dems and Independents to vote for Jon Barela for Congress. He’s been the target of some false ads, like the lady who said she depended on SS for her income. Besides Barela not saying he’d take it away, it turned out the lady was doing quite well with a house with an indoor swimming pool (mortgage paid off) and a retired husband with a good pension. Turns out their income was $45,000 which is higher than the state’s median income.


11 posted on 10/24/2010 10:53:37 AM PDT by CedarDave (Juan Williams to NPR: "You and your far left-wing mob fired me. Wasn’t that enough for you? ")
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To: CedarDave

Martinez knows the difference between ‘bonuses’ and ‘boners’...


12 posted on 10/24/2010 10:55:53 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: CedarDave

Thanks. My gut feeling is that Martinez wins by 7 points. And that takes the fraud into account.


13 posted on 10/24/2010 12:15:50 PM PDT by unkus
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To: CedarDave

How many pigs have you sighted flying around the neighborhood?


14 posted on 10/24/2010 1:27:15 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: CedarDave

Had to laugh when the Denish ads attacked Susana for being ‘una tejana’.

Horrors! Calling her a Texan because I guess the fact that Texas has created more jobs in the past couple of years than the rest of the states combined is somehow something the people of New Mexico would NOT want?
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22texas+created+more+jobs%22+2009+rest+of+states&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1

As we know Texas does it with low taxes and less regulations. Again I guess NM businesses would NOT find low taxes and fewer regs attractive, right?

Meanwhile Denish trots out the same tired old “for the children, the schools, i.e., unions (which based on their results should be fined instead of supported) and families”.


15 posted on 10/24/2010 1:38:58 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop ACORN destroying America! Cut off their federal funding!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Getting the Sec of State office is important, we haven’t won it since 1928 (not a typo).


16 posted on 10/24/2010 2:27:04 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Good point. In NM, the SOS nominee is Diana Duran, a state Senator and former Otera County Clerk. I hope she wins as part of a sweep.


17 posted on 10/24/2010 2:35:29 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
Thanks CedarDave. Sidebar:
18 posted on 10/24/2010 5:51:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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