Weh and Martinez are neck and neck, poll finds


  1. Transparency says:

    On Palin….

    Remember, she ‘quit’ the people of Alaska who put their faith and trust in her by electing her in the first place.

    Among the reasons she identified for ‘quitting’ was that she was embroiled in a number of ‘ethics’ charges that she felt would be a ‘distraction’ to governance and that she would have a hard time resolving favorably because of the entrenched insiders working for her ouster.

    I guess it’s lot easier to quit when you don’t think you can win. And, even easier when prodded by the promise of riches beyond your imagination… television, books, what else? The good people of Alaska be damned!

    And, really, Is she really a solid conservative, one that believes in personal responsibility as the greatest form of empowerment?

    If so, how about having a baby at a late age when Down’s Syndrome is more likely than not? How about a teenage daughter with a baby out of wedlock and then issues with the father of that baby following?

    Seems like a bunch of crazy mixed up platitudes to me. Not sure I’d want that endorsement were I Ms. Martinez.

    ON the poll itself, remember that most people are just now starting to pay attention to the contest. And, know that the poll is based primarily on name recognition and NOT the qualities or capabilities of the candidates. And, for all the people who’ve said you can’t win an election without money, Martinez has done ok with hers against the million plus Weh has loaned himself but what about Turner who put in quite a bit of his own money and has Villanucci robo calling registered R’s on his behalf? Not much going there.

    There is still time for this to be decided on quality of the candidates. Expect the two leaders to disgust those who are waiting to vote by going dirty on each other soon. Call me dreamy… but a different outcome can happen. I almost expect it to!

  2. ksparks says:

    Sarah Palin thrilled supporters with a hard line anti-corruption message this morning in her endorsement of Susana Martinez. She proclaimed that Susana was “a pro-life, pro-gun, pro-liberty, anti-corruption, fiscal conservative” who she could fully support. No negativity in the speeches at all. Actually, Palin complimented and thanked Allen Weh for his sacrifices and long-time service to our country.

  3. galrepub says:

    I found the poll in the ALB paper today interesting. Weh managed enough votes to get on the ballot but, realistically, did not do well at the state convention. Anyone who is involved with the state or their local Republican party, knows how badly Weh did as state chairman, alienating members, causing divisions within the party itself, and all but ingored Dona Ana County. Was this poll done before or after his church endorsement? It is always intersting to see who has to donate much of their own money to get ahead. That should tell you something as well.

    Everyone is entitled to run, but it is too bad that all the other candidiates stayed in and will draw votes off of a clear winner in the primary.