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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 8:00 pm | Updated: 12:37 am, Sun Jan 12, 2014.

Last week’s confirmation of Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve was a victory for Senate reformers. Among them is New Mexico’s Tom Udall, who in recent months has emerged as an unlikely hero to those pushing to end partisan gridlock in Washington over the president’s nominees.

Udall, 65, is known as a hardworking, unflamboyant and popular first-term senator with a famous name in the environmental world.

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4 comments:

  • Anthony Salazar posted at 11:04 pm on Wed, Jan 15, 2014.

    anthonyjsalazar Posts: 11

    I expect that although Tom Udall has helped destroy America's healthcare system with his Yes vote on Obamacare only because of his name recognition and our very low information voters in New Mexico, Tom Udall will be reelected and his work on the "nuclear option" will eventually come back and bite Democrats in the ass. No party ever carries the House or the Senate forever. I can remember when Republicans were going to do the same thing and Democrats were pretty unhappy with the move, which, by the way never happened. Tom Udall can walk around with his head held way up high for another 11 months. When the other party takes the Senate, we'll hear the moaning and groaning from the Democrats again!

     
  • Fred Stokes posted at 1:04 pm on Tue, Jan 14, 2014.

    fredstokes Posts: 38

    The New Mexican, lapdog of the corrupt and inept Democratic party of New Mexico, gives Udall credit when no national media do. He's a do-nothing praised by the do-nothing who preceded him.

     
  • Sandy Lynch posted at 9:23 am on Tue, Jan 14, 2014.

    sandy505 Posts: 13

    There's nothing unlikely about Mr. Udall emerging as an outstanding legislator. He's always been a thoughful, principled public servant, head and shoulders above the crowd. Go Tom!

     
  • Tom Ribe posted at 8:11 pm on Sun, Jan 12, 2014.

    Tribe66 Posts: 22

    It will be wonderful to see what Tom Udall does in his second term.

     
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