Adding to the recent string of victories for Liberals, Progressives, and Democrats in contests around the nation, Tim Keller has been elected mayor of the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Keller’s win over rival Dan Lewis ends a period of conservative and Republican control of the state’s single largest city.
LiberalResistance .net endorsed Keller in October.
The Keller/Lewis contest had been surprisingly brutal at times. At one point, an independent, anti-Keller group aired advertisements which came very close to identifying the progressive candidate with child abuse. The advertisements were discredited early in the contest, and may actually have assisted Keller by antagonizing voters who saw the tactic as a smear.