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  •  To stay, you mean? (2+ / 0-)
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    sacman701, MichaelNY

    Because we already had an all-D delegation both House and Senate in 2008, thanks mainly to Obama coattails in NM-02.  Too bad Teague failed to hold that seat in the last cycle.

    I doubt it, actually -- military, oil and gas, and ranching are about all the economy in the southern half of the state, and I don't see that changing.  None of those sectors is traditionally hospitable to Dem candidates.  

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Mon Jan 02, 2012 at 01:56:53 PM PST

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    •  Las Cruces (3+ / 0-)
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      SaoMagnifico, MichaelNY, lgmcp

      Could tilt it a little more blue.

      23, Solid Liberal Democrat (-4.75, -4.51), DKE Gay Caucus Majority Leader, IN-02; Swingnut

      by HoosierD42 on Mon Jan 02, 2012 at 09:17:02 PM PST

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      •  Agree (3+ / 0-)
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        Christopher Walker, MichaelNY, lgmcp

        Growth in Las Cruces, while stagnant population in Roswell, Ruidoso (where I'm from, by the way), Alamogordo, and Hobbs pretty much seal the demographic deal. That district will be swing to Lean D by the end of the decade.

        22, Nice Calm Burkean Post-Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Childhood), TX-21 (School), TX-10 (Home); SSP: wmayes

        by wwmiv on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 03:10:31 AM PST

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        •  But how much of the growth in the Cruces/El Paso (1+ / 0-)
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          corridor, will be D-leaning Hispanic families, and how much will be R-leaning rust-belt retirees, a la Phoenix?

          I know the country as a whole is slowly but surely becoming less Caucasian, so perhaps the former will be the dominant factor.  But the off-setting latter might (?) give it a run for the money in selected areas with retirement-community booms -- like the Mesilla Valley!

          "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

          by lgmcp on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 07:23:09 AM PST

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      •  Be interested in your take (0+ / 0-)

        on my question to wwmiv just above.  

        "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

        by lgmcp on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 07:23:50 AM PST

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