Thursday, October 15, 2009

Kokesh Has Competition

And I'm not just talking about Ben Ray Lujan.

Tom Mullins, a Farmington engineer and political newcomer just announced he'll be announcing for the 3rd Congressional District Republican Party primary race. Here's the announcement from the state Republican party:

Tom Mullins, will make a formal announcement on Saturday, October 17th, at 9:15 am in the Rotunda at the State Capitol, followed by a kickoff petition signing announcement event at the Farmington Civic Center at 3:30 pm, for U.S. House of Representatives District 3.

Mullins, a political newcomer, a professional engineer, small business owner, resident of Farmington for over 18 years, and father of two, has announced he will join the race as a Republican.

Mullins believes that we are all called to serve our country in different ways and at different times in our lives and is prepared to serve the citizens of New Mexico in the 3rd Congressional District. He looks forward to people sharing their ideas and concerns on how to improve our great nation, to find out more about Tom Mullins, you can visit his website,

It looks like Mullins, especially in foreign policy, may be a more traditional Republican than Kokesh, who is a longtime war protester. (However, Mullins also points out that he's a union member, which isn;t so typical GOP). But Kokesh, who is part of the Ron Paul "Liberty" movement, has already raised a ton of cash from all around the country. Unseating Lujan will be hard in an overwehlming Democratic district, but the Republican primary could turn out to be interesting.