Trump and Susana: A Study in Contrasts
As you may have seen, Donald Trump was in New Mexico earlier this week. He attacked the state’s governor, Susana Martinez. Who is a conservative Republican. A Reagan Republican.
I know her a little bit. I’ve interviewed her …
Susana Martinez Is Going to Win Big, and Get a Lot of 2016 Buzz
Prediction: In 2016, the talk of putting New Mexico governor Susana Martinez on the Republican ticket will be deafening.
Besides the latest good poll#…#
Gov. Susana Martinez has maintained a significant lead over Democratic challenger Gary King with just over a …
Senator Udall: No Cabinet Post for Me
Despite a rumor, it appears Senator Tom Udall, a New Mexico Democrat, is not interested in replacing Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.
If Udall had made the move, Republican governor Susana Martinez has the power to appoint a replacement, …
Governor Caught Using State Jet for Campaign Events
So, what’s new with the one incumbent Democratic governor who’s up for reelection this year?
Gov. Steve Beshear will reimburse the state for using a state plane for a political event Monday, his campaign manager said Friday.
Some of These Poll Numbers Are Low, Not Lobos
New Mexico is one of those states that are never easy for Republican candidates, but the chances for Susana Martinez look pretty good in the governor’s race, and the GOP’s Steve Pearce is very narrowly ahead of incumbent …
Oh Susana, You’re Up by 10 in New Mexico
Not only is it looking like New Mexico will soon have a GOP governor, it may end up not being that close:
Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez’s lead over Democrat Diane Denish has grown to 10 points, and Martinez has …
I’ll Bet the New Mexico GOP Hopes Bill Richardson Attends a Lot of Rallies
Looking at some new polls out of New Mexico… if Republican Suzanna Martinez leads the gubernatorial race over Democrat Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, 45 percent to 39 percent, then neither Rep. Martin Heinrich nor Rep. Harry Teague should feel all that great …
Primary Night Wrap-Up: Looks Like He Picked the Wrong Year to Switch Parties
This morning, I asked, “does Democrat-turned-Republican Parker Griffith survive his first GOP primary in Alabama’s 5th congressional district?” At this late hour, it’s not looking good for him. With 82 percent of precincts reporting, Mo Brooks has 51.6 percent of …
Oh Susana, You’re Leading This Poll in New Mexico
Yesterday I mentioned a pollster out of Roswell, New Mexico, who put Susana Martinez ahead in that state’s GOP gubernatorial primary.
For what it’s worth, SurveyUSA puts her ahead of the likely Democratic nominee, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, 49 …
Today on the homepage, we publish Part II of my series “A Friend in the Arena.” This series attempts to answer the question, “What’s it like to have a friend run for president?” (In my case, the friend and …
Races for Governor Starting to Take Shape in Ohio, New Mexico
Campaign-related news you may have missed in recent days . . .
OHIO: Democratic Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald will formally announce he’s running for governor of Ohio this week against incumbent Republican John Kasich. Fitzgerald already has a campaign web site …
Democratic Lawmaker Calls GOP Gov. Martinez ‘The Mexican’
All class: A Democratic state lawmaker in New Mexico allegedly refers to GOP governor Suzana Martinez as “the Mexican on the Fourth Floor.”
A Republican legislator said she was verbally assailed by House Majority Whip Sheryl Williams Stapleton during a …
The Latest Bunch of Polls You Almost Won’t Believe
The hits just keep on coming . . .
Republican challenger Ron Johnson continues to earn more than 50% of the vote in his U.S. Senate bid against incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold in Wisconsin. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of …
Oh, Those Always-Reassuring Internal Polls…
Spot the result pitting New Mexico gubernatorial candidates Suzana Martinez (the Republican) and Diane Denish (the Democrat) that is a poll from a Democratic firm:
Martinez by 11.
Martinez by 6.
Martinez by 5.
My skepticism of a partisan firm’s poll …
Susana Martinez Brings Us Perhaps the Best Ad of This Cycle.
This might be the best ad of the year.
Nothing flashy, no fancy graphics, no Demonsheeps or folksy Alabamans on a horse. Just pointing out one really key fact that Susana Martinez’s rival, Democrat Diane Denish, failed to mention …
Susana Martinez Had a Pretty Darn Good June
The bad news for Susana Martinez, the Republican candidate for governor of New Mexico, is that she’s way behind her Democratic opponent, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, in campaign cash — about $300,0000 to $2.2 million as of June 25.
The good news …
The Primaries to Watch Today . . .
What to watch for on this primary day . . .
Does Democrat-turned-Republican Parker Griffith survive his first GOP primary in Alabama’s 5th congressional district? There is a good chance his race may go to a runoff July 13, and either Mo Brooks …