In New Mexico, Martinez campaign hit on all cylinders

James Monteleone
The Albuquerque Journal

…Traditionally, Democrats who win statewide races rely on winning Democratic-heavy counties in north-central New Mexico by margins so wide that Republican gains in the state’s Republican-leaning eastside counties are offset, political analyst Brian Sanderoff said.

But [Gov. Susana] Martinez, in her re-election Tuesday, broke that mold by drawing significant support from many of the state’s Democratic-leaning counties, holding King to wins in just five of the state’s 33 counties and running well, for a Republican, even in most of those she lost.

“The governor’s campaign pulled off an impressive balancing act of winning traditional conservative areas by massive margins, while at the same time cutting into, and sometimes winning, mainstream Democratic stronghold areas,” Sanderoff said…



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