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Fire Away: Election Results

We live-blogged with The New Mexico Independent and other reporters around the state last night. Replay.

Lt. Gov. Diane Denish rallied a crowd of supporters at the Doubletree. She said her opponentSusana Martinez, elected by a good marginis all sizzle and no steak. (Or, for vegetarians, all boil and no bean.) At the end of her speech, the Denish campaign bumped Pat Benetar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," which has very confusing lyrics.

Gauging from Denish's speech, I believe the song was supposed to indicate that she is a "real tough cookie with a long history" in politics. Also, that the Hispanic, Republican ticket she's facing (John Sanchez won the GOP lieutenant governor slot) can do it's best, but Denish will prevail. Brian Colon is the Dems' choice for lieutenant governor.

Either way, we'll have a female guv come November.

Susana Martinez is the district attorney in Doña Ana County. She received a $450,000 contribution last month from Bob Perry of Texas. Perry is a major financier of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. She was endorsed by Sarah Palin, who came to town to stump for her. Martinez' running mate John Sanchez boasts on his site that the Right to Life Committee of New Mexico named him the only candidate that could be fully endorsed. Sanchez writes that he will continue to be a "steady voice for the unborn."

Pat Davis is the first openly gay male candidate for sheriff in the United States. A friend at the Doubletree party pointed out he's also the first candidate for the BernCo sheriff's job from our generation (mid-20s to mid-30s or so). Davis lost his race but not by much. And, as he said, he had strong community supporthe raised the second-biggest war chest in the Dems' race and didn't have to mortgage his house to do it. Manny Gonzales, who arrested one of his opponents last week, won.

Carl Trujillo promised late last night he will ask for a recount in his tight race against House Speaker Ben Lujan.

Judge Linda Vanzi retained her position at the Court of Appeals though the campaign trail got muddy leading up to the primary.

Bernalillo County results

Statewide results

 

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