Results of Long Term Democratic Party Neglect & Governor Martinez's Agenda
As many of you know, I've been screaming about the neglect of rural New Mexico for years. As you can see, the New Mexico GOP and their Governor is investing heavily and consistently in rural New Mexico. This past cycle alone, the Governor came to Torrance County and specifically Estancia, no less than 7 times in the last 4 months of the race. As you can see, she intends to lock up this Senate District 39 seat, as evidenced by the fact that she is slated to be the Keynote Speaker for the local GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner on August 7th, 2015 We can't allow her to take control of the Senate. Ted Barela lives here in Estancia and his character is well known to me and we already know the Governor's character; both are not good.
Please collaborate with us to deliver a strong rejection of the Governor and her agenda to dominate our state. The GOP here in Torrance County is well aware that we are about to turn this county blue in the next Congressional Race. Right now we are sitting at 47% of the vote for Michelle Lujan Grisham. Our county's overall voter turnout was just over 45%; higher than all our major cities. If our county only grows by 6% points, we will take Torrance County with 53%.
The GOP's effort to target Estancia and Senate District #39 is no accident. They are very unhappy with the fact that while they've been the proverbial 'hare' asleep under the tree, the TCDP has been the steady 'tortoise' in this race. All of these electoral districts are interlocked in terms of our party's efforts to compete against their machine, from top to bottom. Where we have Democratic successes, our elected stars, we must insist upon their popularity, support and opportunity to influence our rural voters.
If we don't develop, articulate and invest in a strong plan to rural stakeholders, there is very little that rural stakeholders like myself can do without their involvement, throughout the process. Since I have not been privy to the Legislative House plan, much less asked for an opinion, I can't see our party taking back the House for at least another 4 to 6 years. As much as it may not be popular, I must restate the fact that the performance numbers in our State House District Races was an unmitigated disaster. If it had been up to me and I had been asked, we would have spent that $2.5 Million on targeting 20 districts or counties. We would have been better off hiring full-time, local, credible Community Outreach Coordinators, to work with County Chairs in a majority of the 28 out of 33 counties that went to Martinez in 2010.
Please read and share the following with all your loyal Democratic networks and candidates and urge them to fully participate, physically and monetarily in our efforts.
Torrance County Democratic Party Regular Meeting
July 19th, 2015, 2:00 PM
Williams Memorial Library
10th Street, Estancia, New Mexico
Every 3rd Sunday of the Month
We will also be discussing our Bi-Annual Fruits of Our Harvest Fundraiser, and our participation in the following community events:
#1 Moriarty's 4th of July activities Parade and Park Booth
#2 Estancia's Old Timers Day on July 25th, 2015, the Parade and the Park Booth
#3 Mountainair's Sunflower Festival with a Community Information Booth, August 29th, 2015 on Saturday.
#4 Moriarty's Pinto Bean Fiesta & Parade
#5 Estancia's Punkin' Chunkin' Festival & Parade
ATTENTION CANDIDATES: Your signage, campaign information and candy donations are required and imperative.
We encourage all Democratic Candidates, their Supporters and Democratic Voters to join us in participating and representing the Torrance County Democratic Party! We have great candidates, terrific ideas and programs to share in this coming election cycle. Join us in helping more citizens to participate in their own civic empowerment!
For information, please feel free to contact either Margarita Mercure Hibbs at 505-705-9526 or Nathan Ray Cowan at 505-559-3371. Please share widely.
This link here is for the Torrance County Democratic Party
In solidarity for the greater good,
Margarita Mercure Hibbs, Chair
Torrance County Democratic Party