High-roller gambling interests dominated the top-dollar contributors to Gov. Bill Richardson's latest campaign finance report. Read my story about it HERE
The state Green Party late last night sent out this terse press release concerning Carol Miller's endorsement of Heather Wilson:
New Mexico Green Party co-chairs Kathy Sanchez and Cliff Bain today issued a strongly worded statement reminding members of the press and the public that the Green Party has taken no position on the race between Heather Wilson and Patricia Madrid in New Mexico’s First Congressional District. A single Green party member, Carol Miller, has endorsed Wilson.
“The party wants to make it very clear that although Carol Miller is entitled to her own opinion as an individual, many other Greens are very active in their individual support for Madrid,” said party co-chair Kathy Sanchez. “Carol Miller holds no position with the New Mexico Green Party and speaks only for herself.”
“We would never endorse someone like Heather Wilson,” said co-chair Cliff Bain. “She has been a major player in the Bush administration that brought us Iraq and Afghanistan."
The Green Party does not have a candidate in the congressional race and is focusing its energies on electing David Bacon to the open District 4 seat on the Public Regulation Commission. Bacon is getting broad support across party lines in that two-way race, and has been endorsed by every newspaper and organization that has endorsed in that race.
Say what you want about the Greens, they've got the best election night party plans that I've head about in this state:
David Bacon invites the public to celebrate his campaign, Election Night after the polls close at the Plaza Café Southside, 3011 Cerrillos Road next to the Quality Inn. Performing will be Joe West and the Santa Fe All Stars, one of Santa Fe’s most entertaining bands.
And speaking of entertainment, be sure to watch The Line on KNME tonight, where I'm a guest panelist along with regulars Gene Grant of The Albuquerque Tribune, Republican blogger Whitney Cheshire, UNM Law School professor Margaret Montoya and former Crosswinds publisher Steve Lawrence (who I forgot to mention in my original post.