Monday, November 3, 2008

Lujan Not Letting Up Despite Huge Lead!

Democrat Ben Ray Lujan, Jr., who has a 28 percent lead in public opinion polls, according to this ABQ JOURNAL report, says the way he sees it, "things are looking good."

We spoke to him about his plans for the next few days, and what his three top priorities will be as a new congressman in Washington in January. Lujan said if he prevails on Tuesday he'll focus on creating jobs in the alternative energy sector, healthcare access for all Americans, and veterans benefits.

Listen to the complete audio interview here:

After our interview we received this letter from Ben Ray:
The polls show that our lead is widening. I've met with thousands of voters in the last few days in trips to Roy, Clovis, Gallup, Las Vegas, Springer, Clayton and Santa Fe. And we've gotten a great response at every stop.

But now is not the time to become complacent. We need to keep working hard, knocking on doors and making phone calls to remind people to vote. This election is too important not to finish strong and give it everything we have in the next 30 hours.

On Wednesday, we want to wake up and say that we talked to as many voters as we could, knocked on as many doors as possible and gave 100 percent to send a strong team to Washington who will get our country back on track. Too much depends on this election and too many families are struggling because of the failed policies of the last eight years.

Over the last eleven months, I have met with New Mexicans from Clovis to
Farmington and from San Felipe Pueblo to Questa. Their hopes are my hopes, their dreams are my dreams. I'm running to stand up for the single mother in Taos who works two jobs to put food on the table. I'm running for the students who have to turn away the opportunity to attend college because they can't afford the high cost of tuition. I'm running for the small business owner who is struggling to make payroll.

Lujan plans to watch the results and celebrate with volunteer at an Election Night Watch Party at the Hotel Santa Fe beginning at 7:00 pm.
Photo Credit: MG Bralley (check out his latest post here).

Note: If you look carefully in Lujan's eyes, you can see this blogger intently listening to the candidate.