It does seem like just yesterday that the state's Congressional delegation went all Democrat, doesn't it?
That's the question Sen. Tom Udall uses to start off a fundraising pitch he sent this morning.
Democrats need money to "Keep New Mexico Blue," says his letter, which asks supporters to sign up to give monthly donations to the state's Democratic Party.
"Democrats in Washington have hit the ground running and have already passed major legislation to give equal pay for woman, expand child health care and reform the credit card industry," Udall wrote. "But, the Republicans are already gearing up for the 2010 election to try to stop this progress by defeating our three new members of Congress."
So, while the election of Udall, U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, and Reps. Ben Ray Lujan, Martin Heinrich and Harry Teague may feel like yesterday, make no mistake: the next campaign cycle has already begun.