View Full Version : Kokesh picks up Santa Fe Reporter Endorsement

05-26-2010, 12:12 PM

US Congress, District 3

Adam Kokesh

Incumbent Democratic US Rep. Ben Ray LujŠn is unchallenged in the primary election. But two Republicans, Adam Kokesh and Tom Mullins, will compete to take on LujŠn in November, and approximately 15,000 registered Republicans in Santa Fe County have the opportunity to help set the course of that race. The diverse district also includes Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties, and stretches into Rio Rancho, Gallup and Farmington.

Mullins, an oil and gas consultant from Farmington, is certainly the favorite among Republican insiders; he blew Kokesh away at the Republicansí pre-primary convention and has been picking up the lionís share of endorsements.

While Mullins, who is traditionally conservative, may have greater appeal to GOP primary voters, we think Kokesh has more to offer the Democrats and independents that would be needed to overtake LujŠn (Kokesh also been a more successful fundraiser than Mullins, thus far; one of Kokeshís signficiant backers is former presidential candidate US Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, whose Liberty PAC is supporting Kokesh).

Kokesh is perhaps best known for his opposition to the war in Iraq, his interest in veteransí issues and his libertarian attitude toward government. While his campaign hasnít won him fans in the party base, we find his independent thinking more interesting than that of his opponent. Kokeshís appeal has been across party lines, and his disinterest in pleasing the Republican establishment bodes well for voters who are sick of party idealogues on both sides.

Quotable: ďSanta Fe is still my hometown. I understand that [people here] identify as left-leaning, but I think that most of them still have more in common with me than Ben Ray [LujŠn] in terms of actual issues and philosophical grounding.Ē

The Battle Continues :D

Young Paleocon
05-26-2010, 01:40 PM
How many dems and indies would you guess you have flipped to vote in the primary?

05-26-2010, 02:14 PM
Not the most grammatically correct endorsement, but welcome nonetheless.

05-26-2010, 02:31 PM
How many dems and indies would you guess you have flipped to vote in the primary?

Hundreds, but not thousands. Mostly due to geography and demographics. The bulk of those we need to turn are in what is known as "The Blue Blob" - Once we were primaried, we shifted main focus to the (4hrs away in both directions) areas of the district which are mostly GOP and have only been hitting the blob lightly (and by osmosis) We do have strong name recognition in the blob and will be able to capitalize on a lot of groundwork already done.

Not the most grammatically correct endorsement, but welcome nonetheless.

As long as it wasn't a press release... lol

muzzled dogg
05-26-2010, 02:35 PM

dr. hfn
05-26-2010, 02:38 PM

06-01-2010, 09:03 AM
Kokesh wins this site’s non-scientific poll

By Heath Haussamen (http://www.nmpolitics.net/index/author/heath-haussamen/) • 5/16/10, 3:36 pm
http://www.nmpolitics.net/index/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Kokesh-Adam.jpg (http://www.nmpolitics.net/index/2009/10/kokesh-says-he-has-raised-more-than-100k/kokesh-adam/)Adam Kokesh

The majority of those who voted in last week’s non-scientific poll on this site said Adam Kokesh (http://kokeshforcongress.com/) will win the Republican nomination in the 3rd Congressional District race.

Of 570 voters, 337, or 59 percent, picked Adam Kokesh, while 233, or 41 percent, picked Tom Mullins (http://www.mullinsforcongress.com/).

Don’t forget to vote in this week’s poll, located at the top of the left column on the home page.