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  •  Don't be too sure (6+ / 0-)

    Look at Española, Chama, Pecos, most of rural Rio Arriba county, Ojo Calliente, Truchas, Taos, and Questa for examples. Most of those people are renters, not in apartments but in all those adobe casas and trailers.   Santa Fe is too damm expensive for renters anymore.  

    If I remember correctly that district is mostly Democratic until you get east of the Pecos, then it turns into the Plains farmland.  I will say, having grown up there, Northern New Mexico is different, everyone talks politics, and pays attention to what is going on.  

    ... the watchword of true patriotism: "Our country - when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right." - Carl Schurz; Oct. 17, 1899

    by NevDem on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 03:30:01 PM PDT

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    •  While there are indeed renters in Espa, Chama, (1+ / 0-)
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      Truchas and Ojo, I think the percentage of those who own their residences is still fairly high compared to a city.

      And even though it all went wrong I'll stand before the Lord of Song with nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah! -Leonard Cohen .................@laurenreichelt

      by TheFatLadySings on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 06:10:48 AM PDT

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