Last week, New Mexicans across the district from Belen to Bernalillo, from Estancia to the East Mountains, and, from the Northeast Heights to the South Valley rose up, went to the polls and cast their ballot to change Washington.

To those of you who supported me, I'm humbled by your support and on behalf of my family and my campaign staff, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that you've done to make this victory possible. This campaign was never about me - it was the story of thousands of New Mexicans standing up and fighting for change.

To those of you who volunteered with my campaign, thank you. I know how hard you worked. You knocked on thousands of doors and called tens of thousands of voters. You hosted, organized and attended events across the district. You worked in the office and in your communities. And, I deeply appreciate all the good work you did on behalf of my campaign.

To those of you who contributed to my campaign - we couldn't have done it without you. We received thousands of small contributions primarily from New Mexicans and those contributions powered my campaign for change. It was those $10, $25, $50 and $100 contributions that made the difference. Together, thousands of New Mexicans contributing small amounts beat back the lies from the shady Washington special interest groups funded by the far right Republicans.

To those of you who supported my opponent, now is the time to come together, put partisanship aside and work across party lines to put America back on the right track.

Our work isn't over. It's just beginning. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you over the next two years to bring real change to Washington. Thank you once again from the bottom of my heart. This victory is yours.

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Comment by Kelsey D. Atherton on November 12, 2008 at 8:04pm
Eloquent. We're glad to have you representing us, Martin.
Comment by JaNay on November 13, 2008 at 9:42am
Always happy to help someone even Russ Feingold calls a "Progressive Patriot". Don't disappoint us. (Remember, civil liberties are good - right to privacy, habeas corpus, etc. and civil rights are also very good - repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act would be a nice place to start. Oh, and a new New Deal would be really nice too - Krugman has some good ideas on that. Should I be writing this to Santa Claus? And a pony! )
Comment by Brendan on November 13, 2008 at 9:56am
Hey Martin- thanks for the follow-up! Do us proud.
Comment by Kelsey D. Atherton on November 13, 2008 at 11:54am
I'll second that pony. And some civil liberties, while you're at it.
Comment by SweetieDarling on November 13, 2008 at 2:14pm
Hey Mr. Heinrich! I wasn't able to vote for you because I found out I was not in your district but I'm glad you won! Congratulations!
Comment by Emily on November 13, 2008 at 6:51pm
Go Martin Go!
Comment by Lee on November 14, 2008 at 10:24am
By the people, for the people.

We've taken the first step, now it's your turn.
Need help?.. don't hesitate to ask the people for help.
Comment by NMBosque on November 14, 2008 at 11:11am
Congrats! Saw you at Flying Star this morn and thought about how much I'm going to miss seeing you around town... Would love to see your local office replace Domenici's downtown in the Albuquerque Plaza Bldg...

Good luck!
Comment by James of al-Barran on November 16, 2008 at 7:36pm
Martin, congratulations. I voted against you, but for the sake of our District, State and Nation I wish you Godspeed and pray for you. Do a good job for us amigo.
Comment by Izquierdo on November 16, 2008 at 8:01pm
As a contributor in the 87068 area code, I was quite proud of your run and especially pleased by the margin of victory. I really like the stands being taken by Barack and would urge you to develop positions closely aligned to his to the extend you can. Also, although I didn't vote for Barack because he was black, I voted for you because you weren't White, or a sheriff.


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