Articles Comments

New Mexico Telegram » Elections

Udall’s new ad concentrates on bringing water to Navajo community

Udall’s new ad concentrates on bringing water to Navajo community

Tom Udall has a new ad out and it is about bringing running water to a portion of the Navajo Nation that previously did not have any. The ad refers to a family in the Navajo Nation where the father lost his leg and the mother her sight because of diabetes. The ad says, “Their children brought their water to them.” “But now,” the ad continues, “they just come by to say hello, because Tom Udall got … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ad Watch, Featured, Senate

New ads from both campaigns in gubernatorial race

New ads from both campaigns in gubernatorial race

As election day slowly draws nearer, more and more ads will be up on TV — and now both gubernatorial campaigns announced ads on the same day. Late Friday, each of the campaigns announced ads that will be airing on TV throughout the state. Video and transcripts of each of the ads is available at the bottom of the post. King’s ad raised eyebrows with his claim that Martinez mad “cuts to teachers and classrooms.” His ad … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ad Watch, Education, Featured, Governor

ABQ Journal poll: Udall has big lead over Weh

ABQ Journal poll: Udall has big lead over Weh

A poll by the Albuquerque Journal shows that Tom Udall has a large lead over Allen Weh in the U.S. Senate race. The poll shows Udall, the incumbent, has a 53 percent to 35 percent lead over Weh. There are 11 percent who are undecided. A big part of Udall’s lead comes from his popularity among his base — the Democratic Party. Udall has the support of 79 percent of Democrats according to the poll. He also … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Polling, Senate

ABQ Journal poll: Martinez leads King by 9

ABQ Journal poll: Martinez leads King by 9

A poll conducted for the Albuquerque Journal shows that Susana Martinez leads Gary King 50 percent to 41 percent in the race for governor. The Journal refers to the results as a “comfortable lead” for Martinez. Other recent polls have been criticized for being biased and/or done with poor methodology but showed anything from a tied race (Rasmussen Reports) to a 16 percent lead (Martinez internal poll). This poll was conducted by Research and Polling, Inc., the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Elections, Featured, Governor, Polling

GOP infighting latest interparty fighting

GOP infighting latest interparty fighting

The Albuquerque Journal reported that State Rep. Zach Cook is at odds with the Republican Party of New Mexico chairman, John Billingsley. As with most interparty disputes, it goes back to a primary. This one was June’s primary where Cook defeated Jim Lowerence in the primary. The primary itself wasn’t particularly close; Cook received nearly 65 percent of the vote. But Cook says that Billingsley was anything but neutral in the race, as party chairmen are supposed … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, New Mexico House, Treasurer

King announces education plan

King announces education plan

Gary King announced his plan for education on Wednesday morning in Albuquerque. King was joined by leaders of unions that have endorsed his campaign and have been harsh critics of the Susana Martinez administration and her Public Education Department secretary-designate Hanna Skandera. At the press conference on Wednesday morning, King said that he would “appoint a new and qualified Secretary of Education.” New governors typically appoint their own heads of cabinet-level and other departments. Skandera has … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Elections, Featured, Governor

Conservation group announces endorsements

Conservation group announces endorsements

The group Conservation Voters New Mexico announced its slate of endorsements for the 2014 general election on Tuesday. The endorsements came in two statewide races and 21 legislative races. Every candidate endorsed is a Democrat. “There is no doubt that New Mexican voters support protection of our air, land and water for future generations and we’re proud to endorse candidates who will represent the conservation values of our people,” CVNM Executive Director Demis Foster said in a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Elections, Environment, Featured, Governor, New Mexico House, Secretary of State

Momentum swinging towards opening primaries to independents

Momentum swinging towards opening primaries to independents

It looks like there is a decent-sized chance that independents will be allowed to vote in primary elections soon. Currently, only a registered Democrat or Republican can vote in their own party’s primary elections, leaving declined-to-state voters without a say in primaries, some of which effectively decide an elected position because there is no candidate from another party in the race. In recent years, more and more voters have been registering as declined-to-state, or more commonly known … Read entire article »

Filed under: Courts, Elections, Featured, Roundhouse

Pearce-Lara race one of seven to watch, says Real Clear Politics

Pearce-Lara race one of seven to watch, says Real Clear Politics

According to Real Clear Politics, the 2nd Congressional District race between Steve Pearce and Rocky Lara is one to watch this November. The congressional race was given a short profile in a list of seven congressional races to watch in the upcoming general elections. The conservative-leaning website calls Pearce the “The Conservative Latino Whisperer” for his ability to win elections in the majority-Hispanic district while Republicans nationwide have trouble connecting with Hispanics. “But Pearce has won the district, … Read entire article »

Filed under: CD2, Featured, National News

Secretary of State race starting to heat up

Secretary of State race starting to heat up

While the gubernatorial race and the Senate race get the big headlines, the Secretary of State race is one of the down-ballot races that will be getting a lot of attention. Secretary of State Dianna Duran is the first Republican to be elected in New Mexico since 1928. Democrats are just as eager to take the seat back as Republicans are to keep it. The position is the top position in charge of elections. And so Democrats … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Secretary of State