Monday, August 25, 2008
(Proudly cross-posted at Clark Community Network and Swing State Project)
As you all know by now, New Mexico will be critical to a Barack Obama victory this fall. However, what you may not know is that New Mexico will also be a critical battleground for us to strengthen our majority in Congress. Fortunately, we have Tom Udall running for the open Senate seat here. And even better, we also have Martin Heinrich running to turn blue a House seat that's been red for 40 years.
Martin Heinrich has spent his life helping and serving others. He's helped improve the community in Albuquerque with his non-profit work. He's fought for a healtheir environment as New Mexico State Natural Resources Trustee. He's worked to bring "green-collar jobs" to Albuquerque while on the city council, as he's also worked on the council to increase the minimum wage, reduce crime in the city's neighborhoods, and protect the area's precious natural resources. Basically, Martin Heinrich can be counted on to get the job done for the people.
Darren White,on the other hand, is nothing more than another far right Republican Bush loyalist. He served on the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign in New Mexico, and he's happily using his Bush-Cheney connections to raise money for his Congressional campaign. So even though White stresses he's an "independent leader", don't believe it. He's yet another Bush Republican offering more of the same when New Mexicans are looking for real change.
Fortunately for us, the voters in New Mexico's First District seem ready for change. The race is very close right now, and Democrats have a real chance of picking up this seat. That's why our friends like The League of Conservation Voters and The DCCC's Red to Blue program are lining up to support this people's environmental champion. We can win here... If we stand up and support our Democrat running!
So will you stand up and support good, strong, progressive Democrats like Martin Heinrich? This is one of the hottest races in the country, and this is one of best chances of turning a red seat blue and expanding our majority. So please, stand with us and support Martin Heinrich today! :-)