Tuesday, May 8, 2012

More Signs NM is No Longer Swingin'?

CNN is reporting that the Obama campaign has purchased TV time for several Spanish language ads in "three battleground states with lots of Spanish speaking voters that both Democrats and Republicans are likely to heavily court ahead of November's presidential election."

 Those states: Colorado, Nevada and Florida.

Not New Mexico.

But will Republicans take advantage of the Democrats ignoring the state? Can't say yet.

In March the Karl Rove-associated super PAC Crossroads GPS spent $650,000 in three media markets -- Columbus, Ohio, Las Vegas, Nevada and Albuquerque. All were cities where Obama was pitching his energy plan.

But last month the PAC announced it spent $1.2 million on "issues" ads targeting "reckless Senate spending, Obamacare, and tax increases" in "five key states."

Those are Nevada, Virginia, Missouri, Montana and North Dakota.

Wait a minute ... Montana and North Dakota are more "key" than New Mexico? Granted, both states have hotly contested Senate races.

But I thought New Mexico did too.