Alexis Johnson claims “2nd best opportunity to victory” among 2020 NM Republican Federal Candidates
In an inexplicably divisive statement, Alexis Martinez Johnson claims that — with less than two months until the November 2020 election — she has the “2nd best opportunity to victory” among Republican Federal Candidates, of which there are currently 5: US President Donald Trump, US Senate Mark Ronchetti, NM CD-1 Michelle Garcia Holmes, NM CD-2 Yvette Herrell, NM CD-3 Alexis M. Johnson.
Alexis was most likely basing this statement off of a recent ABQ Journal Polls which showed Yvette Herrell within 2 percentage points of incumbent Xochitl Torres Small for NM CD-2. How Alexis arrives at this brash conclusion, that she has the “2nd best opportunity to victory” is unclear, considering the same ABQ Journal article showed Alexis a distant 15 percentage points behind NM CD-3 Newcomer Democrat Nominee Teresa Leger Fernandez.
Regarding the US Senate Race, the ABQ Journal Polls showed Mark Ronchetti 49%-40% behind current NM CD-3 Representative and Democrat Nominee Ben Ray Lujan, an incredibly close race particularly considering the 4% for Libertarian candidate Bob Walsh.
A few questions remain for Johnson regarding her claim to be the ‘2nd best opportunity to victory’:
- Why are you comparing yourself to the other Federal Republican Candidates and dividing the Republican Party at this crucial time?
- How did you arrive at your conclusion that you have the “2nd best opportunity to victory”?
- Do you believe that you have a better “opportunity to victory” than Mark Ronchetti and US President Donald Trump, both of whom are campaigning harder than you, have raised significantly more money than you, and are polling better than you?
In conclusion, perhaps rather than making exorbitant claims which Alexis can not back up with data, Alexis should focus on preparing for her debate on October 8 against Democrat Nominee Teresa Leger Fernandez. Due to the complete mismatch of skill sets and the fact that Alexis is entirely out of her element, I predict the debate to be “no contest”.