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  •  I vote in NM-02, which is not too different. Lots (2+ / 0-)
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    Eric Nelson, TheFatLadySings

    of sparsely populated areas, but more Republican than northern NM. You guys have done a great job of electing progressive Dems and meanwhile we're stuck with that jackass Steve Pearce. I'll jump for joy if/when he's deposed.

    The world is not interested in the storms you encountered, but did you bring in the ship.

    by Hanging Up My Tusks on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 03:36:27 PM PDT

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      seems to be higher citizenship rates among Hispanics, and lots of Native Americans too.  NM-02 Has lots of Hispanics, but not many vote.

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 05:52:51 PM PDT

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      •  In northern NM the Hispanics tend to be (6+ / 0-)

        descendants of the old Spanish land grant families who settled the area long ago. In southern NM, the population tends to be Mexican and more recently arrived in the state. You're right about Native Americans; they're predominantly in the northern half of the state. My observation of sameness was essentially that the entire state has huge areas with little population.

        I remember visiting OH relatives as a child and thinking that every 10 miles there would be another small town, whereas in NM you might go 50+ miles before reaching another town. Lots of wide open spaces, punctuated by spectacular skies.

        The world is not interested in the storms you encountered, but did you bring in the ship.

        by Hanging Up My Tusks on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 07:10:33 PM PDT

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