Joseph Samora

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Looking ahead into 2018

Albuquerque, NM - - January 30, 2018

"El que adelante no mira, atrás se queda." If you don't look ahead, you'll stay behind.

¡Prospero Ano Nuevo y Feliz 2018!

A new year can bring new hopes.

And, a new political-election-year - - is bound to bring new drama and surprises. This 2018 mid-term election year will be no different.

It's definitely time to look ahead.

Will Republicans lose their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives?

Currently, Republicans in the House hold a majority of 241 seats to Democrats' 194.

Democrats, however, are well-positioned to gain seats in the House this November - - because since 1934, the party of a newly elected president has suffered an average loss of 23 seats in the House in the following midterm.

Moreover, there are 23 House seats held by a Republican incumbent that Hillary Clinton won in 2016 - - compared to 12 House seats held by a Democratic incumbent that Donald Trump won in 2016.

Will the Republican Majority in the U.S. Senate be jeopardized?

A total of 33 of the 100 Senate seats will be up for election.

Heading into November, the Republicans holds a 51-seat majority in the Senate. Democrats hold 47 seats with two Independents, who caucus with the Democratic caucus.

Senate Democrats are on the defensive in 2018, as they are left defending 25 seats (two of which are held by Independents), while only eight seats up for election in 2018 are held by Republican incumbents. The Democratic Party is further weakened by having to defend Senate seats in 10 states which Donald Trump won in 2016.

On the other hand, statewide gubernatorial victories in VA and NJ as well as the Senate victory in AL - - all in late 2017 - - are keeping Democrats hopeful.

In New Mexico - - we will have a number of exciting political races with many new faces.

So, look ahead - - don't be left behind - - REGISTER and VOTE this year!

Signing off from 35° 7' 38.6034" N and 106° 40' 3.2052" W

Be true to yourself...

Washington, DC - - October 5, 2016

“Dime con quien andas, y te diré quien eres." Tell me who you hang out with and I’ll tell you who you are. Be careful of the company you keep! You are judged by the company you keep.

First presidential debate done - - VPOTUS debate just completed - - next Sunday the second POTUS debate is scheduled.

As we move closer to Election Day, it’s time to take a stand - - to see with whom you are standing.


Early voting has started in many states.

Be authentic. Vote your conscience.

Your voice, your vote! ¡Su voz, tu voto!

Signing off from 38° 54’ 31.9032" N and 77° 2' 5.7142" W

Vote because if you snooze, you lose

Washington, DC - - January 29, 2016

“Camarón que se duerme se lo lleva la corriente.” The shrimp that falls asleep is swept away by the current (You snooze, you lose).

Finally, after a whirlwind 2015 - - next Monday, February 1 - - the first of many votes will be cast in Iowa - - to officially launch our 2016 Presidential Campaign.

If you are not registered to vote - - then please register - -

And - - if you are registered to vote - - then please participate and vote in your primary, caucus, or convention.

February will bring four contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada - - which will whittle-down the current group of candidates - - for the contests in the following 46 States.

Never forget - - your ability to vote is a protected Constitutional Right - - and your vote counts.

“Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: ’Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your voice, your vote! ¡Su voz, tu voto!

Signing off from 38° 54’ 31.9032" N and 77° 2' 5.7142" W

Good Words

Washington, DC - - April 2015

“Con buenas palabras no hay mal entendedor.” With good words, there is no one who doesn’t understand.

Thank you for visiting my new website.

Please take a minute to go through the site - - and fill-out the form in my “Contact” tab. I am updating my contact information for family, friends, and associates. I would love to hear your personal updates and prediction on the 2016 presidential election. Also, please be honest and provide your thoughts on my website (but be nice).

I look forward to sharing good words - - and to catching up with you.

Signing off from 38° 54' 31.9032" N and 77° 2' 5.7142" W