Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Fun Photo Caption Contest; Get Yours In And Win A Free Lunch, Plus: It Was The Week NM Hispanic Politicos Advance Across The Board 

You'll be seeing plenty of this kind of pic in the months ahead as the name game gets underway in earnest for 2016.

Here's New Jersey Governor Chris Christie hanging with Gov. Susana Martinez during the final hours of campaign '14 as the duo made a quickie bus tour in rural NM.

Christie is pursuing the '16 GOP prez nod and Martinez is still frequently mentioned as a possible national player. She was named vice-chair of the Republican Governors Association this week.

So just what are these two politicos saying to one another on that bus? You tell us. The catchiest caption wins lunch for two at the Barelas Coffeehouse. Email them in at jmonahan@ix.netcom.com. . .

The state's Anglo politicians might have been a bit envious of their Hispanic counterparts this week. As we said Martinez got that RGA slot. earlier in the week Northern Dem Congressman Ben Ray Lujan scored a major political plum when he was named chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and ABQ Dem Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham was named vice chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

The best the gringos could do was kind of feeble. Dona Ana Dem state Senator Bill Soules was named by the Council of State Governments West (CSG West), "a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization serving legislators in 13 Western states as a participant in its prestigious training institute for lawmakers in their first four years of service."

The Council of Governments West?  Be still my heart. . .

A reader updates the state land commission race between Republican Aubrey Dunn, Jr. and Dem incumbent Ray Powell, Jr:

The difference between Dunn and Powell is now down to 584 votes, even less than the 789 you reported, which is where it was a few days ago. . .

And then there's former NM GOP Governor Gary Johnson who appears to be in need of political detox. He's addicted to running for president. After garnering 1% of the vote as the Libertarian Party's 2012 nominee, Johnson is preparing a '16 run. Please, no exclamations of: "What's he smoking?" We all know the answer to that. . .

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