The Red Ink Rangers – Jon Barela


The Pink Flamingo received an email suggesting I do a piece about the Red Ink Rangers:  Robert Dold, Kristi Noem, and Jon Barela. I soon discovered these three individuals are GOP candidates we are NOT hearing about.  If you check their campaign sites, you may soon discover a reason. I noticed something – they are not pandering.

It caught my attention, because Jon Barela is running for Congress in NM-1.  He is running against Martin Heinrich who is a Democrat puppet.  Barela comes to politics from a business background. He has been a chairman of the ABQ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  Heinrich has voted with Nancy Pelosi 97% of the time.

NM would do well to elect both Steve Pearce and Jon Barela.

From an email press release:

“…Washington- Rep. Peter Roskam, Deputy Republican Whip, announced today that Jon Barela (NM – 1) joined the Red Ink Rangers, a group of candidates determined to cut spending in Congerss who are speaking out on

“Jon Barela is an advocate for smaller government that New Mexico can rely on to fight against big government liberals like Nancy Pelosi, whom his opponent Martin Heinrich has voted with 97% of the time,” said Roskam. “Jon’s positions of cutting spending, curbing the growth of government and getting off the backs of small business job creators are exactly what the country needs right now to get the economy back on track. We need more Congressman like him that are concerned with America’s red ink to help take on the Pelosi machine that has passed legislation the last few years which puts extraordinary amounts of debt on the backs of our kids and grand kids. The spending must stop in Washington and Jon is just the kind of Republican we need to help turn the ship around.”

Among Democrats’ accomplishments since taking over Congress in 2006 are scaring job creators away from hiring new workers and expanding their operations, a trillion dollar stimulus package that didn’t work, and a government takeover of the healthcare system that layers incomprehensible new regulations on businesses large and small. Couple these with the threat of raising taxes this January by not extending the 2001 and 2003 tax relief and Democrats have created so much uncertainty that investors and consumers’ confidence in the economy is understandably low.

Jon Barela has served the people of New Mexico as a public servant and community leader for over 25 years. Committed to making New Mexico more competitive and prosperous, Jon wants to represent the community he’s called home for over two decades in the U.S. Congress.

The Red Ink Rangers are a nationwide group of candidates who are taking the lead in educating the public on the dangers of un unsustainable national debt. The Rangers’ are speaking out on this critical issue at, a platform created and funded by ROSKAM PAC, which stands for Republican Operation to Secure and Keep a Majority Political Action Committee, and is a PAC operated by Congressman Peter J. Roskam from the sixth district of Illinois.

True to its name, ROSKAM PAC creates political action to promote and elect Republican candidates who will join Congressman Roskam in his fight for economic freedom in America. Congressman Roskam believes that the free enterprise system has created more wealth for more people than any other system the world has known. As such, Congressman Roskam is promoting candidates who will join him in Congress to protect the free enterprise system and fight to give our children the same chance that previous generations have enjoyed…”

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One thought on “The Red Ink Rangers – Jon Barela

  1. With all of the lies that Martin Heinrich has been pounding into the psyche of the electorate in the state of new Mexico, I just had to research a little further in order to know that my impression and instinct was correct in this matter. I am happy to be able to know that I am on the right track, as usual!

    I don’t know if I am in his district, but I will be sure to vote accordingly for someone I can trust in the coming election.

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