Rep. Tom Udall (D-NM) will be joining his cousin in the US Senate in 2009, now that he's finally decided to run
for Pete Domenici's seat. This is excellent news, since Marty Chavez seems to be one of those wonderful combinations of able executive and personal asshole that we get from time to time.
Chavez should drop out, honestly. But since he decided to start slinging mud around
before Udall even entered the race, it looks like there will be a pretty ugly primary campaign the end of which will probably coincided with Chavez's political career, the dummy.
The two important things are that Udall will of course win this easily, and Richardson isn't going to run for the Senate. He probably figures he's got good chances for high position in the next President's cabinet no matter who it is.