NM-Governor: Susana Martinez Campaigns Against "Richardson Denish"
Democratic candidates for governor are struggling in states with unpopular outgoing Democratic governors. A new ad from New Mexico Republican Susana Martinez is an illustration of how G.O.P. candidates are taking advantage.
Here's something I just realized: There are nine states where two-term Democratic governors are leaving office this year and in every one of them the Republican nominee currently is favored to win.
In six of the nine (Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin), you'd have to say that part of the reason for the Republican advantage is the unpopularity of the governor who is leaving office. In the others (Oklahoma, Tennessee and Wyoming) the departing Democratic governor is popular, but the national Democratic Party isn't.
A new ad from New Mexico Republican Susana Martinez is a 30-second illustration of how G.O.P. aspirants are linking Democratic candidates to unpopular Democratic governors. It doesn't refer to a Bill Richardson-Diane Denish administration, but actually acts as though they are almost one person: Richardson Denish. Here's the ad:
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
All U.S. Blood Donations Should Be Screened For Zika, FDA Says2 days ago
Displaced Workers Faring Better, But Many Remain Unemployed2 days ago
Insurance Concerns: Half of Louisiana's Recently Flooded Homes Not in 'High-Risk' Areas2 days ago
The Week in Public Finance: Pensions' Funding Gap, An Assault on Fees and More2 days ago
Sioux Tribe Could Get New Legal Help in Challenge Against Oil Pipeline in North Dakota2 days ago
New Tennessee Drunk Driving Law Endangers Federal Road Funding2 days ago