KOAT – Final Debate

Oct
26
2010

We finished our final televised debate before the election on Sunday on KOAT Channel 7.  I would like to thank the League of Women Voters for keeping time, the Albuquerque Journal, and KOAT for putting this event together.  You can view clips of the debate from the above link, it is available in 7 parts.

I believe everyone could see the clear differences between myself and Rep. Lujan.  He believes more bureaucratic government is the solution to the challenges we face, where in I believe in empowering you.  There were several news articles covering the debate as well as the most recent financial reports as we close in for a surprise victory.  A huge thank you to all of my volunteers for your prayers and support.  We are almost there!

Final Debate – Oct 24th

Oct
19
2010
Oct ’10
24
3:00 pm

Our final televised debate will be on Channel 7 KOAT at 4 pm, on Sunday October 24th

KOB TV – Debate

Oct
17
2010

Rep. Lujan and I debated for the second time on television yesterday.  He once again demonstrated why he has failed to represent the people of the 3rd district.  He refuses to answer questions and offers Speaker Pelosi approved sound bites.  I will work hard to lower everyone’s taxes and reduce Federal spending in a responsible and compassionate manner.

You can watch the debate and tell your friends that the reign of ruling class politicians is nearing an end.

As always your campaign contributions are needed to ensure our victory.

Debate Comments

Oct
10
2010

Tonight voters had the opportunity to hear the difference between my opponent and myself on some of the important issues.  He continued to supply the standard Nancy Pelosi talking points and feel good rhetoric, while I offered real solutions.  These solutions involved personalizing education, personalizing social security, and personalizing job creation.

Lujan attempted to imply that I am for a tax increase?  For those making $ 19,000 to $ 200,000 per year?  If you were confused…so was I.  He had the vote in Washington and failed to lower your taxes.  Was he somehow implying that I am not for lowering taxes?  He is trying to sound like a conservative to retain his seat.  I support lowering everyone’s taxes, including our small business owners who really create jobs.  Rep Lujan.  You have failed your constituents by failing to lower their taxes.  When I go to Washington, I will vote for lower taxes and common sense regulations to allow the private sector to create jobs.

And Rep. Lujan, in case you didn’t know.  Carbon Dioxde makes up 0.0383 percent of the troposphere (atmosphere).  It is a trace gas.  Humans contribute less than 5 percent of the total emissions.  Mother nature handles the rest.  I will be voting against Cap & Trade (Tax) as our next Congressman.

I believe in change that believes in you.  If you believe in that change, I would appreciate your financial support of my campaign as we close the gap in the polls.  The poll that matters will be on election day and with your help, I will be your next representative in Washington.  Become active right now!

Los Alamos – League of Women Voters

Oct
07
2010

I enjoyed the second opportunity to be on the same stage with my opponent Rep. Lujan the other evening in Los Alamos.  Video should be available of the event through the local PAC-8 TV Station.  It was also carried live on KRSN 1490 radio.  We had about 100 voters attend and I believe they could see a clear difference between myself and my opponent.  I answered the questions and stated clearly my solutions to the problems we face.  My opponent failed to answer the question and offered platitudes and scare tactics toward the voters.

We must face our out of control spending and borrowing crisis at the federal level.  I will do that.  My opponent will not.

Here’s a link to the video of the debate  between Tom Mullins and Ben Ray Lujan Jr. .

The format is Windows Media as they did not put it up on YouTube so it will want to open Windows Media Player. If you are on a Mac this may be a problem without installing a compatible player.

Video From the Tom Mullins – Ben Ray Lujan Debate

Sep
28
2010

From The New Mexico Watch Dog

Political worlds colliding: Video from the Ben Ray Lujan-Tom Mullins debate

By Rob Nikolewski On September 27, 2010

Lujan Mullins 150x150 Video From the Tom Mullins   Ben Ray Lujan DebateSometimes voters complain there’s little difference between Democrats and Republicans. Well, that’s certainlynot the case in New Mexico’s Third Congressional District race this year between incumbent Democrat Ben Ray Luján and Republican challenger Tom Mullins

Although the two candidates were polite to one another at their debate at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Santa Fe on Sunday (Sept. 27), they each see the political world very differently.

Luján defended President Obama’s health care reform and his own votes on Capitol Hill during his freshman term in office and said, “I agree with the 90 percent of the scientists who say there is a problem” with climate change. Mullins said he would work to repeal the health care bill, called for immediate spending cuts to the federal government (advocating for the elimination of the US Department of Education, among other things) and criticized “the audacity of federal entities who want to regulate your energy use.

Mullins said a cap and trade program would amount to a tax on Americans between $600 billion-$800 billion while Luján said that opponents  made the same sort of dire predictions in the 1970s and ’80s when the government put forth measures to curb acid rain.

Luján has raised exponentially more money that Mullins (see this chart from the most recent quarterly reports from the Federal Election Commission) and is considered a heavy favorite in November.

Mullins, for his part, speaks plainly and whether it’s political courage or naivete, he’s willing to broach some subjects that are considered taboo (he readily admits he is willing to look at privatizing Social Security for younger Americans) and when he talks of reducing spending he doesn’t exempt the military — going so far as talk about closing bases in places like Germany and Korea.

Here’s about five edited minutes from Sunday’s debate:

Both candidates are scheduled to have at least one more debate — on Oct. 9th in Portales when they tape a program for public television at 4:30 p.m

Ben Ray Lujan/Tom Mullins