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Martinez ad criticizes King property deal with the state

Martinez ad criticizes King property deal with the state

An ad by the Susana Martinez campaign says that Gary King received an “insider deal” on property he owns and has benefited from for over a decade. The ad refers to a story by KOB from last week. The report says that Gary King sponsored a memorial asking for the state Department of Health to maintain health clinics in Estancia and Moriarty. After leaving the House, King won a state contract that made a building he owned … Read entire article »

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Super PAC enters attorney general race

Super PAC enters attorney general race

By Sandra Fish A Democratic super PAC booked at least $345,350 in TV ads aimed at the New Mexico attorney general’s race last week. In fact, the Committee for Justice and Fairness is outspending the two candidates by nearly $100,000. So far, Democrat Hector Balderas is spending $133,415 and Republican Susan Riedel $120,144 in their race to replace Democrat Gary King, who is running for governor. It’s the first significant ad buy in New Mexico this fall from … Read entire article »

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Rasmussen poll says Udall up by 13 over Weh

Rasmussen poll says Udall up by 13 over Weh

A poll by Rasmussen Reports said shows that Tom Udall still has a double-digit lead over Allen Weh. The poll shows that Udall leads 52 percent to 39 percent over Allen Weh. While it is an eight-point swing, the lead is still a comfortable one for Udall with a little more than a month left in the campaign. This is the second poll taken in the U.S. Senate race. A previous poll showed Udall leading Weh by … Read entire article »

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Warren to campaign for Udall

Warren to campaign for Udall

Tom Udall is going to get some big-name help in his U.S. Senate reelection campaign. His colleague in the U.S. Senate, and liberal superstar, Elizabeth Warren is going to attend campaign events in New Mexico on October 1. Warren is a first-term Senator from Massachusetts who has been campaigning extensively for Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate this year. The Udall campaign sent out an email announcing a rally at the Democratic Party of New Mexico Coordinated … Read entire article »

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Martinez ad focuses on private sector jobs

Martinez ad focuses on private sector jobs

Susana Martinez announced another ad this week, this time not featuring the Casanova Con Man. Instead, this ad is a positive ad that highlights the gains in private sector jobs since Martinez joined office. The ad looks at the 30,000 increase in private sector jobs since 2010, rebutting a persistent drumbeat of poor job numbers from state and federal job counters. “Republicans and Democrats working together to get things done,” the ad says. “Thirty thousand private sector … Read entire article »

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Rasmussen poll shows Martinez with large lead

Rasmussen poll shows Martinez with large lead

A poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports shows Susana Martinez is leading Gary King 50 percent to 37 percent. The poll is the latest in a line of polls that shows Martinez with large leads of King and is a dramatic turnaround from a previous Rasmussen Poll that showed a much closer race — in fact, the July poll showed a tie race. The new poll meant that Rasmussen made the move all the way from the … Read entire article »

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King says deeper investigation into lost emails may be needed

King says deeper investigation into lost emails may be needed

Attorney General Gary King says that there may be the need for a deeper investigation into the emails that an investigation said were deleted in the 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s office. “The reports from the 3rd Judicial District are very troubling at the least,” King said in a statement sent by the Attorney General’s office. “We have had calls to our office requesting that we investigate whether there was some illegal activity over a certain period … Read entire article »

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Duran rejects Chaves County advisory questions

Duran rejects Chaves County advisory questions

A letter from Secretary of State Dianna Duran to Chaves County says that the county cannot add five advisory questions to the ballot. Previous rejections by Duran’s office to advisory ballot questions, in Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties, were stopped by the state Supreme Court. The letter shows Duran’s continued opposition to placing advisory questions on the ballot. Duran says that she is fulfilling her duty to uphold the constitution. The authority and duties of the office of … Read entire article »

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Udall airs ads on Cannon AFB in Eastern NM

Udall airs ads on Cannon AFB in Eastern NM

Like Susana Martinez in the gubernatorial race, Tom Udall is flexing his campaign war chest muscle, unlike Martinez, Udall is keeping up his string of positive ads. The latest ad is aimed at eastern New Mexico and is airing on radio and TV. The ads speak about what Udall did to keep Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico. The Air Force base is a major economic source in the area. The area leans Republican but … Read entire article »

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Martinez goes to the Casanova Con Man well again with new ad

Martinez goes to the Casanova Con Man well again with new ad

If you only saw TV commercials, you would think the defining issue of the gubernatorial campaign isn’t the economy, jobs or education, but the Casanova Con Man. And with the huge fundraising edge that Martinez enjoys — and has been using — it just might be. The newest ad from Susana Martinez feature two victims of Michael Soutar, aka the Casanova Con Man, criticizing King for the release of Soutar. “Gary King has foolishly attempted to deny what … Read entire article »

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