On Wednesday, it was revealed that New Mexico’s gubernatorial race has been shifted from a “Lean Democrat” to a “Toss Up,” according to those following the race.
This is a big deal for New Mexico, as Republicans have a good shot of reclaiming the governor’s mansion in November amid dissatisfaction with Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who has been involved in a myriad of scandals throughout her short but destructive tenure.
Republicans have nominated former television weatherman Mark Ronchetti, while Libertarians have nominated businesswoman Karen Bedonie to challenge Lujan Grisham.
According to the most recent poll commissioned by the leftist New Mexico Political Report, Ronchetti only trails Lujan Grisham by three points, while Bedonie holds 9% of the vote share.
An internal poll from the Ronchetti campaign shows the Republican beating Lujan Grisham by one point, making the race for the governorship a competitive one.
A Republican-affiliated group began running a television advertisement Wednesday highlighting the Governor’s misuse of taxpayer funds to buy $200/lb Wagyu beef steaks, booze, and other personal items.
The Governor also previously settled with a former staffer for $150,000 after the man accused her of pouring water over his crotch and then grabbing his genitals.
The best Democrats have against Ronchetti is that he is a “weatherman,” claiming he has “no experience.”
Republicans are largely ignoring Democrats’ attacks, as they likely see a conservative being far better than a scandal-ridden political insider.