New Mexico offers the least decent living conditions for American women. In fact, they rank 43rd out of all 50 states. The low ranking is due to worse women’s rights and standards than other states. Please keep in mind that no state escapes my harsh evaluation of the dysfunctionality of their political systems. These systems create disadvantages for women and their children. It is unfortunate that New Mexico politicians are actively failing to realize their actions affect their own state residents and the rest of the women in the United States.
No War on Drugs: “Mexican cartels are flooding the United States with heroin and opiates to keep pace with rising demand. InSight Crime takes a look at the trafficking and distribution of these drugs in New Mexico, one of the epicenters of heroin addiction.” InSight Crime 2015
No War on National Security: “I’m staying up late at night every night to try to prevent that from happening. So that’s what keeps me … awake at night,” …“I said it a lot back then, and I’m trying to do something about it now, that if there is — when there is another terrorist attack in our country, if it comes from outside the country, up until 90 days ago, I would say that that individual or individuals … get into the United States through the southwest border,” Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, 2017
There is still plenty of time for candidates to join the race for Governor in New Mexico. However, there are always front runners that the political machines will support or try to cast aside. Currently, the two most favorable candidates are very well known to New Mexico politics.
The Republican – Involved in New Mexico’s politics for 16 years
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
Will U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce support drugs coming over the border, weak national security, and the destruction of women’s dreams?
The Democrat – Involved in New Mexico’s politics or government for 13 years
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
Will U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham support drugs coming over the border, weak national security, and the destruction of women’s dreams?
President Trump lost New Mexico by 8% and it has been 35 years since a same party remained in office after an eight year strong hold. Therefore, the state is considered ‘at risk’ for the Republicans. One of the first hurdles for the race will be finding money to influence the 8% that may swing. The 2014 Governor’s race cost $8.7 million; I suspect that the 2018 race will surpass the $9 million-dollar mark and keep climbing.
Where will the candidates find money?
- Individual contributors
- Political action committees
The Next Governor
The next governor will need to have a strong character with a ‘true north’. A person who makes decisions to uphold laws, forces changes to the ‘norm’, and realizes that the past actions for running the state have destroyed women’s American dreams in New Mexico. The conversations that draw lines between Americans are causing New Mexico to struggle with no real solutions being created.
New Mexico is a state that has some extreme situations that are unacceptable.
Do political parties and special interest groups continue to feed their own needs through politicians that are looking for more money for their next political race? How can the same issues continue for 17 years?
- New Mexico Highest Drug Overdoses
- US Border Struggle with Securing American borders
- Poverty Rate 18.4%
2005 – 2008
2016 – 2017
- US Rangers Plead for Help
- Most Dangerous State to Live In U.S.
- Clean Water in Small Supply
- Child Poverty Highest in the United States
- Education System is a Disaster
- Statewide Opioid Epidemic
17 years later, not much has changed.
The Next New Mexico Governor & American Women
New Mexico has continued to move slowly forward under Republican Governor Martinez, but a lot more needs to be accomplished. The state has a hold on American women’s national security and economic issues that will cost taxpayers money that is unavailable while endangering American lives.
Which candidate will come up with ‘real world’ solutions?