Thursday, June 2, 2011

And to Absolutely Nobody's Surprise ...

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has endorsed U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan's re-election bid.

This can only be seen as a crushing blow to Lujan's Democratic primary opponent .... wait a minute, there is no primary opponent, at least not yet. There's not even a Republican general election opponent yet.

One thing the union's financial support means is that a primary challenge is less likely -- not that I've heard the slightest rumbling of any such challenge.

But, for the record: “Ben Ray has proven himself time and time again. He’s one of the hardest workers out there, and he always takes time to listen to us” said Paul Linville, AFSCME’s PEOPLE Committee member elected to represent Northern New Mexico State Employees.

AFSCME earlier this year also endorsed Martin Heinrich for Senate. That was a little more exciting because he does have a major primary opponent in Hector Balderas.

Back to what you were doing.