Friday, October 24, 2008
True Blue New Mexico: Last Chance to Help Our Congressional Candidates
Daily Kos is running a series called "Listening to the Locals," and today they're featuring New Mexico. Matt from NM FBIHOP did the excellent diary and it's now front-paged on Kos. Check in here, add your comments and, most importantly, donate a few bucks to the cause! I know many of us are pretty tapped out now, but even $5 or $10 can make a real difference as we count down to election day.
We really CAN win these races this year. As I'm sure you've all noticed, the energy on the ground here is outrageous and all the candidates, their staffs, the DPNM coordinated campaign and the tons of volunteers are working their butts off. I've never witnessed anything like it.
But as Matt says, it can be difficult to raise the kind of money needed by all the candidates in a state that's so huge, but which has a small population. Our Congressional Districts are so HUGE -- especially NM-02 where Harry Teague is running. The state of Pennsylvania would fit inside its boundaries with room to spare. That's a lot of ground to cover in terms of travel, voter contact and advertising budgets.
We've never had all four seats up for grabs at the same time -- let alone a presidential race to boot -- so donations, especially late in the game, can be hard to come by. All the campaigns need our help to battle in the last days against the smears of the GOP and Freedom's Watch.
Over the course of this election -- from the primaries on -- Matt and I have gotten to know the candidates very well as they've all been highly accessible, open and available to bloggers and everyone else. We've come to know them on a first name basis, and I know many of you have too.
I'm sure Matt will agree that Tom Udall (U.S. Senate), Martin Heinrich (NM-01), Ben Ray Lujan (NM-03) and Harry Teague (NM-02) are not only effective candidates and true Dems, but top-notch human beings as well. Honest, caring, dedicated to change, fun, smart and great to talk to. They are with us, all the way. They are one with our hopes and dreams. They will work hard in Washington for the things we care deeply about. But first we have to make the last push to help them win their races.
So I urge you to do what you can to help make New Mexico a Blue State in '08. We are SO close to having a True Blue New Mexico and your donations can be instrumental in ensuring our success. You can give to all our Congressional candidates on the page, as well as to Obama.
However, we're making a special push today for Martin Heinrich in NM-01 and Harry Teague in NM-02 because they are both in very tight battles -- where the GOP and shady groups like Freedom's Watch are very active.
Please given what you can, not matter how small, to bring our candidates down the home stretch. And thanks for all you do and have done for months and years now -- all of you!
If anyone doesn't remember... before Sheriff White decided to run for anything - he was the "guy" in New Mexico who was going to run the "thug" Julianos' campaign in New Mexico! Juliano out/ thug White in.
White has the same kind of thug police way of running anything.
Pierce is worse than Wilson. He wants nothing else than what this horrible president has done over the last eight years! He thinks we're fine!
Teasley is bought and paid for by the same people who have decided that only the rich can benefit from these United States of America. You poor people, just shut up and stay poor!!!
It's time - say no - vote for the changes we need!
VOTE FOR OBAMA/BIDEN!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Tracy | Oct 24, 2008 3:25:08 PM
YIKES! Teasley? He's the good guy!
The guy who is running and owns resuarants and won't pay a living wage for his employees - or will not give them health insurance ... I'm sure that's the candidate I am speaking of.
set me straight -
Posted by: Tracy | Oct 24, 2008 3:31:29 PM
You must mean Ed Tinsley who fails to pay his taxes, fights against the minimum wage, treats his workers like crap and really lives in Santa Fe in a fancy mansion.
Vote Harry Teague! He is for the people!
Posted by: Jack | Oct 24, 2008 3:39:20 PM
Well, there you have it. I'm voting for Harry! Thanks!
Posted by: Tracy | Oct 24, 2008 3:48:20 PM