This week, New Mexico’s GOP candidates for governor spent their time bickering amongst themselves—yet again. Earlier this month we saw candidates like Rebecca Dow and Jay Block squabble over an imaginary “front runner” status, only to be proven completely wrong by their fundraising numbers (In case you missed it, all seven GOP candidates for governor announced lackluster results). Now, in an interview with the Roswell Daily Record, Jay Block again resorted to infighting, calling out fellow GOP candidates Rebecca Dow and Greg Zanetti for not being far-right enough.
Block accused Dow of being “complete establishment,” and said her record serving as a representative in New Mexico’s state legislature has been “less than stellar.” Block also accused GOP candidate Greg Zanetti of rejecting New Mexico when he quit the gubernatorial race in 2009 to move to Washington state and work for Bill Gates.
With each new jab over who is the most Trump or not, the GOP candidates for governor signal they’re out of touch with New Mexican voters. The GOP candidates are so concerned with pandering to extremists and attacking each other that they are losing touch with the majority of New Mexicans. In the far-right feud no one wins—especially not New Mexico.