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Johnson wants to run for Pres again

Johnson wants to run for Pres again

Fresh off of getting one percent of the vote in 2012, Gary Johnson told the Huffington Post that he would like to run for President again. Johnson ran as the candidate for the Libertarian Party. Johnson promises no pandering to voters; he promises to just tell the truth. If he does decide to run for a second time, of course. “If I do [run], there will be no delusions this time around,” he said. “The notion that somebody needs … Read entire article »

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Mapping New Mexico’s vote

Mapping New Mexico’s vote

By Sandra Fish The Republican takeover of New Mexico’s state House was the big news from the Nov. 4 election. Using vote tallies from the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office as of Nov. 17, New Mexico In Depth mapped the state House outcomes, as well as the results for the U.S. Senate and governor’s races. First, the House. From the start, 14 Republican and 20 Democratic seats were uncontested. Two seats featured Democrats versus write-in candidates, while two … Read entire article »

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Bregman won’t run for second term as Dem Party head

Bregman won’t run for second term as Dem Party head

Coming off a historic loss from Democrats in the state, Democratic Party of New Mexico chairman Sam Bregman said in an email to State Central Committee members on Friday that he would not run for a second term as chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. Bregman, a high-profile Albuquerque attorney, is in his first term as chairman and oversaw a tumultuous period for the Democratic Party in the state. It included the Democratic Party … Read entire article »

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RPNM chair won’t seek second term

RPNM chair won’t seek second term

Republican Party of New Mexico chairman John Billingsley announced on Friday afternoon that he would not seek a second term as chair of the party. The announcement comes just days after the Republican Party of New Mexico took control of the state House for the first time since the 1950s. “I am extremely proud to have served the Republican voters in New Mexico and to have worked with the headquarters staff,” Billingsley said. “Even under very trying … Read entire article »

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Turnout plummets in 2014

Turnout plummets in 2014

While final numbers are still not in, the vast majority of votes are in. And one thing is clear: Voters weren’t very intrigued by the elections this year. Turnout was way down from 2010. In fact, it was historically low, with a lower percentage of registered voters voting in any race since dating back to at least 1990 in a gubernatorial year. As of now, the Secretary of State’s office has counted 512,096 votes out of 1,287,237 … Read entire article »

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Speaker Martinez: “We came up short”

Speaker Martinez: “We came up short”

Speaker of the House Ken Martinez, who will likely be Minority Leader Ken Martinez come January, issued a statement that said Democrats “came up short” this year in their bid retain the House. House Republicans nearly ran a perfect campaign on Tuesday night, winning nine of eleven key races and adding one upset. House Republicans will now control the state House by a 37-33 margin, the same margin that Democrats currently lead by. “I want to thank … Read entire article »

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Republicans ride wave to control of state House

Republicans ride wave to control of state House

Just about all political observers agreed that there were 11 key races for control of the state House. Republicans won nine of them and took down another race that was a surprise to everyone. Welcome to a Republican wave election. House District 39 wasn’t on anyone’s radar before Tuesday results started coming in. Republican John Zimmerman likely pulled off the upset, currently with a 3,600 to 3,249 advantage of incumbent Democrat Rodolpho Martinez. With this race, it … Read entire article »

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Udall survives GOP wave, AP projects him to win

Udall survives GOP wave, AP projects him to win

Sen. Tom Udall swam against the Republican wave that took out a number of Democrats to an easy victory in his race for U.S. Senate. The Associated Press projected Tom Udall to defeat Allen Weh, following other local news outlets. NBC News also projected that Udall won reelection. Udall was always favored to win the race but Allen Weh made a spirited campaign and at the end, Republicans thought Weh could make it close, if not … Read entire article »

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Martinez projected to win New Mexico

Martinez projected to win New Mexico

The Associated Press projected that Gov. Susana Martinez will win reelection. Martinez led in the polls throughout the race and there was never really thought by pundits in the state or nationally that Martinez was in danger of losing the seat. The long wait for calling the race was likely because of long lines in several Bernalillo County voting locations. The race has also been called for Martinez by KOAT and KRQE. NBC News also called the race … Read entire article »

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Election Night 2014 Liveblog

Election Night 2014 Liveblog

It’s finally time. The TV attack ads are about to go off the air for another year and a half (I’m being optimistic) and the mailers filling your mailbox will be telling you about great deals on potatoes from Albertson’s instead of how a candidate is a monster who voted against saving puppies. Yes, it’s Election Day. And with another election day comes another Election Day Live Blog. Once again, our friends at the Santa Fe Reporter … Read entire article »

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