Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Governor Says Obama has Momentum...But No Predictions.

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Governor Bill Richardson, joined by Congressional District 3 Candidate Ben Ray Lujan, Jr. has voted. He cast his ballot early on Thursday, and is encouraging everyone to vote early.

We just returned from one voting site. The line was almost 90 minutes.

Imagine what it will be on election day, especially with analysts predicting a 75 to 80 percent voter turnout in 2008.

Last Saturday, at the Obama Rally, the Governor hinted he may be shaving his beard by the end of the year. Maybe he's getting ready to apply for a job in Washington, D.C.

Meanwhile, Richardson says no one should take this election for granted. He does believes Sen. Barack Obama has the momentum needed to win New Mexico and several key battleground states.

Hear our brief interview with him here.

New Mexicans can take part in Early Vote now through this Saturday, November 1, at county clerk offices and satellite locations throughout the state. Voters can request to Vote By Mail from now until October 30th. New Mexicans can fill out a Vote By Mail application request or find their local Early Vote locations and hours by coming into any Campaign for Change office across the state, by visiting their county clerk's office or by visiting


Also today, Richardson announced the Universal Network Television series, In Plain Sight, starring Mary McCormack and Fred Weller, will return to New Mexico to film for a second season. The series airs on the USA Network.

In Plain Sight tells the story of a federal marshal, played by McCormack, who oversees a community of Witness Protection Program members. Other cast members include Leslie Ann Warren, Nicole Hiltz, Todd Williams, Cristian de la Fuente and Paul Ben-Victor.

The production will consist of 16 episodes and will be shot in and around Albuquerque from October 2008 through May 4, 2009. They expect to hire approximately 75 local New Mexico crew members.

Since Governor Richardson took office, over 100 feature films and television series have shot in the state, adding over $2 billion dollars to New Mexico’s economy.

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