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Early and absentee vote totals, 10/30

Early and absentee vote totals, 10/30

According to numbers from the Secretary of State’s office, 165,964 New Mexicans have already cast their ballots. In 2010, 49 percent of New Mexicans cast their ballots either by early or absentee votes; it could be higher in 2014 NM Telegram will be following these numbers, but thought it would be interesting to see what percentage of registered voters these represent. So looking at the final pre-election voter registration numbers, NM Telegram looked at the percentage … Read entire article »

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Martinez spends $2.43 million, everyone else $1.66 million

Martinez spends $2.43 million, everyone else $1.66 million

Susana Martinez had a massive cash on hand advantage over Gary King and unleashed it during October. Martinez spent $2.43 million according to campaign finance reports filed on Thursday. The campaign finance period ran from October 7 to October 28. In that same time, Gary King, Martinez’s opponent, spent $363,000. Martinez outspent King nearly seven-to-one. In fact, Martinez outspent King and every single other statewide candidate in the races for Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Auditor, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attorney General, Auditor, Commissioner of Public Lands, Elections, Featured, Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer

Statewide candidates’ campaign finance reports

Statewide candidates’ campaign finance reports

The final pre-election campaign finance reports are due today. This post will be updated with the reports from candidates in the races for Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Commissioner of Public Lands, State Auditor and State Treasurer as they come in. The campaign finance period runs from October 7 to October 28, though contributions of $2,500 dollar or more on October 29 must be included in this report or in a supplemental report. Any such … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attorney General, Auditor, Commissioner of Public Lands, Elections, Featured, Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer

Listen to NM Telegram on KUNM’s Call- In Show

Listen to NM Telegram on KUNM’s Call- In Show

I was on KUNM’s Call-In show this morning to discuss next week’s elections. Topics ranged from the marijuana advisory questions on the ballot in Bernalillo to the state House and even what we mean when we talk about outside money coming in. A big topic of discussion was something that NM Telegram has been covering lately — early and absentee voting. Kathleen Sabo was the host, as she is each week, and had friend of the … Read entire article »

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Early and absentee vote totals, 10/29

Early and absentee vote totals, 10/29

According to numbers from the Secretary of State’s office, 165,964 New Mexicans have already cast their ballots. In 2010, 49 percent of New Mexicans cast their ballots either by early or absentee votes. NM Telegram will be following these numbers, but thought it would be interesting to see what percentage of registered voters these represent. So looking at the final pre-election voter registration numbers, NM Telegram looked at the percentage of voters by county. This counts … Read entire article »

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Early and absentee voting breakdown by party as of 10/28

Early and absentee voting breakdown by party as of 10/28

NM Telegram has been taking a look at the early and absentee vote counts each evening. NM Telegram requested the partisan breakdown of absentee and early votes, as takes place in other states. On Wednesday afternoon, the Secretary of State’s office provided numbers from after the end of voting on Tuesday, October 28. Early and absentee voting has become increasingly popular in New Mexico and it’s possible that more than half of all total votes will be … Read entire article »

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Early and absentee vote totals, 10/28

Early and absentee vote totals, 10/28

According to numbers from the Secretary of State’s office, over 145,383 New Mexicans have already cast their ballots. In 2010, 49 percent of New Mexicans cast their ballots either by early or absentee votes. NM Telegram will be following these numbers, but thought it would be interesting to see what percentage of registered voters these represent. So looking at the final pre-election voter registration numbers, NM Telegram looked at the percentage of voters by county. This … Read entire article »

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NYT/CBS News Poll: Martinez leads King by 12

NYT/CBS News Poll: Martinez leads King by 12

A poll by YouGov for the New York Times and CBS News shows that Susana Martinez leads Gary King by 12 percent. The poll shows Susana Martinez has reached the 50 percent mark, while King is at 38 percent when leaners are included. Without leaners, Martinez leads 45 percent to 31 percent. The poll is the fourth in the series and the first that shows Martinez’s lead in double-digits. The poll has been one of the polls … Read entire article »

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Poll: SOS, Land Commissioner races close; Balderas healthy lead in AG race

Poll: SOS, Land Commissioner races close; Balderas healthy lead in AG race

According to a poll by the Albuquerque Journal, the races for Secretary of State and State Land Commissioner are extremely close. Meanwhile, the race for Attorney General shows Hector Balderas with a sizable lead over Susan Riedel in the race to replace Gary King. The headline is that incumbent Secretary of State Dianna Duran is deadlocked with challenger Maggie Toulouse Oliver at 42 percent each — with a whopping sixteen percent undecided — and that Aubrey Dunn … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attorney General, Commissioner of Public Lands, Elections, Featured, Polling, Secretary of State

More about the top 10 political donors

More about the top 10 political donors

By Sandra Fish Note: This is a companion piece to yesterday’s post on the top 10 individual political donors. Here’s a brief rundown of the top 10 Power Players – the top 10 individual donors from New Mexico between 2011 and 2014, according to data compiled and analyzed by the Investigative News Network (INN) and New Mexico In Depth. Data was provided by the National Institute for Money in State Politics and the Center for Responsive Politics, as well as the … Read entire article »

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