Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Children of Politicos

Ben Ray Lujan, Dem
In my story in today's paper about Pete Domenici, Jr. I quoted political science professor Lonna Atkeson saying, "Children of politicians do well here," then listed several examples including Gary King, Diane Denish and Jerome Block Jr. (who "did well" in that he won his election.)

But a reader just pointed out that I left out a very obvious example -- one so obvious I'm going to have to learn yoga so I can kick myself harder:

Congressman Ben Ray Lujan!

According to my sources his father is involved in politics -- speaker of the state House of Representatives to be exact.

Before anyone else points it out, I also should have listed U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, son of former Interior Secretary Stewart Udall.