Thursday, May 15, 2014

Christie and Cheney are Coming to Raise Funds for Susana

Two of the most controversial figures in Republican politics are coming to New Mexico to campaign for Gov. Susana Martinez.

As first reported by the New Mexico Telegram today, former Vice President Dick Cheney will appear at a Las Cruces fundraiser for Martinez in June at the Ramada Palms..


There is no price for the event, just a strong hint in the fine print: "Contributions to Susana Martinez for Governor are limited to $10,400 per election cycle."

Cheney is controversial because of his unapologetic role in pushing for the war in Iraq.

Also, the Chris Christie New Mexico visit, first reported by Real Clear Politics, is official.

In an invitation to supporters, also sent to at least some reporters, Susana Martinez's re-election campaign jannounced a raffle for the chance to meet the New Jersey governor.

Gov. Christie is a remarkable leader, and I would love for you to meet both of us. Contribute $10 today and you’ll be entered to join me and Gov. Christie in New Mexico.

Gov. Christie understands that we are trying to move New Mexico forward. Giving him the opportunity to meet with one of my great supporters and truly see and hear the progress for himself is a great opportunity.

So please, consider joining us this month by contributing $10 for your chance to participate.

The release doesn't say how many of the $10 donors will get to meet Christie. Real Clear Politics reported the date as May 29. The news release doesn't mention a date or location.

Christie is considering a run for president in 2016 despite the controversy over the blocking of lanes on the George Washington bridge last year allegedly for political retaliation. Christie has denied knowing anything about lane closures.