Michelle Lujan Grisham won the hot Democratic 1st Congressional District primary race on Tuesday. Most candidates backed by the Reform New Mexico Now PAC won their races. Read about that and more in the archive of our election night liveblog:
Michelle Lujan Grisham (Courtesy photo)
It strikes me that UNMStudent needs to go back to school and redo his homework.
Reform New Mexico Now did a good job
EW - sorry for your loss but you are spot-on about Arnold-Jones. This will be a race with the potential of being issue oriented – both are smart and think well on their feet.
Janice Arnold-Jones is a very smart and gutsy woman, a quality candidate. But I doubt that she’s corruptible, so— no rich donors.
@ Dr. J, she will be fine. Janis is the weakest Republican in the nation. She cant fundraise, she is excites crowds the same way Diane Dennish (Not at all), and nobody knows her. RCCC is going to focus their resources on a race that matters.
@ EW 24% is average for primaries in NM. only 1/4 vote in primaries and only 50% vote in generals. The average voter does not vote.
That would be good to contemplate ZB, another moderate/conservative leaning Democrat elected, to go along with Trujillo, Phil Griego, John Arthur Smith, Valerie Espinosa, etc. that swept into office this election and defeated the heavily financed and funded left wing Democrats they ran against. I also think, in retrospect, that Heinrich is more moderate/conservative than Balderas. At least it seems so from the ads, where Balderas lurched left almost immediately. It could be this election sends a signal to those like Eric Griego, David Coss, etc., that we Democrats are tired of left wing ideologues pushing the liberal mantras and want new, more unifying and diverse ideas.
Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham has so much political baggage that Arnold-Jones has an excellent chance of defeating her!
Not to worry Dr. J, Grisham is a conservative at heart. I would bet that she has the conservative family endorsements of Ed and Manuel Lujan by the end of summer, which will eliminate any chance of Arnold-Jones getting too much big republican money. Grisham might as well put a down payment on her new living space in Virginia. I wonder if it’ll be anything like the small mansion she lives in here in Albuquerque? Then again, once the special interest money starts filling her pockets when she gets to D.C., I’m sure she’ll be able to get a nice place to live and won’t be living in her office like Rep. Heinrich does.
Well, it was a hot race for us who are interested in politics. But a 24% turnout indicates that for the average voter it was a yawn. The big plus for me was that Balderas exceeded expectations by 13-14 percent of the vote. Predicted: 29%. Achieved: ~43%. And for sure he had the coolest logo and T-shirts.
Still, I guess I have to take that Balderas sticker off my car now.
Very interesting. But she has to lurch so far left to act more liberal than Griego, is she capable of moving to the center now? Maybe people will forget her ads and speeches from the primary.
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