Saturday, October 16, 2010

Early Voting Rally on the West Side of Albuquerque

Today the Martin Heinrich for Congress team sponsored a rally for getting out the early vote. It was held at Twisters on Coors here on the West Side of Albuquerque, about ten minutes from my house.

Early voting began about a week ago but only at the County Office; today the polls opened up around town. So about one hour after the polls opened, I went to my nearest one and voted with great joy. This afternoon I headed to the rally. What fun to meet so many people that I had voted for just hours earlier!

Martin Heinrich addressing the crowd

Alex Russell, candidate for NM House, District 29

NM State Treasurer, James B. Lewis

Bernalillo County Assessor, Karen Montoya

NM House Rep. Rick Miera, District 11

Brian Colón, candidate for Lt. Governor of NM
Current Lt. Governor and candidate for Governor
Diane Denish's husband Herb behind Brian

Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III and
Ray Powell, former Land Commissioner and candidate to return to the post

Ken Sanchez, President of the ABQ City Council

Antonio "Moe" Maestas, NM House Rep., District 16 (on the right)

NM Attorney General, Gary King

NM Secretary of State, Mary Herrera

Michelle Lujan Grisham, candidate for Bernalillo
County Commissioner, District 1

United States Senator Tom Udall, NM

U. S. Representative Martin Heinrich, NM-01

Willow Misty Parks for Probate Judge

Our Team in Washington DC
Senator Tom Udall and Rep. Martin Heinrich

As Congressman Ben Ray Lujan's office reminds us:
Martin is the first Democrat in history to represent the critical swing-district in Central New Mexico and we need to keep him there. But special interests from Iowa, Tennessee and Washington, D.C are spending over $2 million to replace him with someone that will toe their line. We can’t let them win!
You can see the kinds of issues Martin Heinrich fights for here.

--the BB


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Prayers for them!

Fran said...

Very cool - it looks like such a positive event. A fresh breath compared to much of the current hateful spew.

Paul said...

It was very positive, Fran. They spoke of what they believe and want to accomplish, not what they fear or hate. The biggest contrasts (or as close as they got to negative) was noting that some opponents would like to take us back to the 19th century (not even the 20th), and that's not hateful, it's true. And noting the outside money pouring in to defeat Dems this time sround.

susankay said...

Ran in to Martin at breakfast in Albuquerque last week. He said that his kids would be glad when the election was over because he could let them watch TV again. What does that tell you about the ads in this election cycle?