New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman gives his take on the Obama campaign and the 2008 Democratic National Convention, in an interview with New Republic Editor Frank Foer. FORA.tv coverage of the DNC: http://for?a.tv/topic?/democrati?c_conventi?on The New Republic on FORA.tv: http://fora.tv/partner/new_republic ----- Jesse Francis "Jeff" Bingaman Jr. (born October 3, 1943) is the junior U.S. Senator from New Mexico. He has been in the Senate since 1983 and is a member of the Democratic Party. Bingaman was Attorney General of New Mexico from 1978 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 1982, when he defeated Republican incumbent and former astronaut Harrison Schmitt. He was re-elected in 1988, 1994, 2000, and 2006. Franklin Foer is an American political journalist and the editor of The New Republic. Foer graduated from Columbia in 1996. Before joining The New Republic, Foer was a frequent contributor to the online magazine Slate. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Spin, U.S. News and World Report, Lingua Franca, The Atlantic Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, New York and Foreign Policy. In 2004 he published his first book, How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization.
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