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Monday, November 01, 2004

Why would you want this endorsement?

posted by Mu at 11/01/2004 04:50:00 PM

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For the past weekend the NRA has run a number of adds over the airwaves and as wrappers around the daily paper to endorse Albuquerque's republican candidate for congress. My question is, what did she deserve to get that? This is not the deep South; we don't have any gun rack pick-up driving NASCAR fans that need to be brought out to vote. This district is basically the city of Albuquerque, your typical Republican is found on the white collar site, and definitely doesn't want any more guns in the streets (at least not once he moves out into the more "dangerous" parts of town). And we already have a "concealed carry law". I mean, come on. Our local congresswoman has it hard enough, with being strictly pro Bush, anti abortion etc. And a low profile democratic challenger that is not as easily run over as the rich kid she faced in the last elections. The last thing she needs is an NRA endorsement that makes it clear to the last democrat (of which there are 55% in town) that that is really someone they don't like.