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Poll says Martinez leads big, Duran narrow lead over Toulouse Oliver

Poll says Martinez leads big, Duran narrow lead over Toulouse Oliver

Susana Martinez is maintaining her large lead over Gary King in the gubernatorial race while Dianna Duran has a lead well within the margin of error against Maggie Toulouse Oliver for Secretary of State. These are the results from a poll by BWD Global in a poll commissioned by NM Politics with Joe Monahan. BWD GLobal’s pollster is Bruce Donisthorpe. The poll finds that Susana Martinez leads Gary King 56.2 percent to 37.4 percent with 6.4 percent … Read entire article »

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Report says Martinez campaign used state resources to run license plates for campaign

Report says Martinez campaign used state resources to run license plates for campaign

A report by the Santa Fe Reporter says emails find that the 2010 gubernatorial campaign of Susana Martinez may have used public resources to look up information on political opponents. The report uses some emails recently recovered by ProgressNow New Mexico, a liberal advocacy group, as well as quotes from former Martinez campaign staffer Anissa Ford. The pieces says the campaign … Read entire article »

Donate to the NM Telegram Patreon

Donate to the NM Telegram Patreon

It’s that time again. The month is coming to an end, now you get to see me bug you to donate to the monthly New Mexico Telegram Patreon fundraiser. The monthly donations are a big part of keeping New Mexico Telegram up and running each month. There is no team of ad sales people in the back room — just … Read entire article »

Morning Word: Looking at control of the House; debates

Morning Word: Looking at control of the House; debates

The Associated Press covers the Republican efforts to take control of the state House for the first time in decades. They also had short profiles of ten key races. NM Telegram collected the videos of each of the congressional debates in New Mexico so far this year. In a 2nd Congressional District debate, both Steve Pearce and Rocky Lara supported the idea … Read entire article »

Videos of congressional debates, forums

Videos of congressional debates, forums

All three members of Congress in New Mexico are running for reelection and all three have challengers. The three incumbents are favored to win reelection in each of their races and none seem to be in any real danger of losing. However, they still took time out to debate their opponents. In some of these cases, video is available of the … Read entire article »

Morning Word: Debates, forums, campaign spending and more

Morning Word: Debates, forums, campaign spending and more

Looks like Comcast has their stuff together and I can finish up the Morning Word tonight. Susana Martinez and Gary King participated in a debate on KOAT, the only statewide, English-language debate between the two. Pollster Brian Sanderoff says neither candidate had an edge in the debate. Meanwhile, Michelle Lujan Grisham and Mike Frese spoke in front of a NAIOP forum. And here’s … Read entire article »

Outside groups spar in secretary of state, AG races

Outside groups spar in secretary of state, AG races

By Sandra Fish An outside GOP group is airing ads against New Mexico’s Democratic candidate for attorney general, while a Democratic group is attacking the Republican secretary of state. And if you’re counting down to Election Day, include at least 5,000 political ads on TV in your tally. That’s about the number of ads currently scheduled to run between Friday and Nov. 4. But … Read entire article »

Feldman talks money in legislative races

Feldman talks money in legislative races

It wasn’t like predicting the winning lottery numbers or the final score to the Super Bowl, but Dede Feldman told NM Telegram a few weeks ago that she expected a huge jump in spending by independent groups as the final election neared. “I think that we haven’t seen the worst of it yet,” Feldman said in late September. “We have seen … Read entire article »

King, Martinez exchange barbs at final debate

King, Martinez exchange barbs at final debate

Susana Martinez and Gary King debated each other on Sunday evening just a day after early voting started and just over two weeks before election day. Anyone who has watched TV over the last few weeks — specifically the ads — knew what was coming, a the two traded barbs. Martinez, among other things, said King’s performance over the past eight … Read entire article »

Morning Word: More on campaigns as elections near

Morning Word: More on campaigns as elections near

The Santa Fe New Mexican looks at the differences between Martinez and King on human services issues. Both Secretary of State candidates, incumbent Dianna Duran and challenger Maggie Toulouse Oliver, are up on the air with TV ads. So is a Super PAC that’s going after Duran. The race will be one to watch on election night. Both Duran and Toulouse Oliver … Read entire article »