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Biden MIA on the Campaign Trail

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Posted: Aug 24, 2022 12:01 AM

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From the sandy shores of Delaware to South Carolina, President Biden is nearing 100 days of vacation this year. With vulnerable Democrats keeping the perennially unpopular president at arms’ length leading into the midterms, those vacation days are poised to grow. Case in point: New Mexico.In 2020, Joe Biden won the state by more than 10 points. The Governor’s office, the state legislature and nearly the entire congressional delegation is made up of Democrats. Joe Biden even appointed New Mexican Deb Haaland as his Interior Secretary, making her eighth in line to the presidency. Registered Democrats outnumbered Republicans by nearly 200,000. It was a great time for Joe Biden’s party in the Land of Enchantment.And then Joe Biden became President.The President is now underwater by 4 points in the state, one of 44 where his popularity has sagged. Within the state, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is up for re-election. She’s a card-carrying Biden sycophant and, in what seems like an eternity ago, was even on the short list to be his Vice President. Today, Governor Lujan Grisham is now in a toss-up race against her Republican challenger and a few national figures are coming to her rescue, but so far she’s not reaching out to Biden.Meanwhile, popular Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently made a visit to New Mexico to campaign for Lujan Grisham’s opponent, Mark Ronchetti. The importance o …

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