Monday, October 08, 2007
NM politics: Chavez seeks Domenici Senate seat
ALBUQUERQUE -- Mayor Martin Chavez (D) joins the race to replace retiring US Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM).
There will be a Dem primary. There is some question on how much support Chavez may get from New Mexico liberals, but he steps in to the race viewed as the leader.
There is a good chance the Dems can pick up this Senate seat.
There is also a chance Dems can knock out US Reps. Heather Wilson and/or Steve Pearce (Rs-NM), who both are jockeying for the GOP nomination. New Mexico and the US would be better off if they'd both retire or get voted out.
I try to follow New Mexico politics. You may want to also, especially if you live in Arizona or the Southwest.
Jim Baca runs an interesting site at Only in New Mexico.