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Toulouse Oliver internal poll shows very close race

Toulouse Oliver internal poll shows very close race

An internal poll by the Maggie Toulouse Oliver campaign for Secretary of State showed that she is locked in a close race with incumbent Dianna Duran. The polling memo, supplied to NM Telegram by a supporter of Toulouse Oliver with access to the poll and confirmed by the Toulouse Oliver campaign, showed Toulouse Oliver at 47 percent and Duran at 44 percent, within the poll’s margin of error. The poll was taken in mid-August and is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Secretary of State

BernCo commissioners want Supreme Court to decide ballot dispute

BernCo commissioners want Supreme Court to decide ballot dispute

The Bernalillo County Commission, on a party-line vote, voted to ask the New Mexico Supreme Court to decide on a ballot dispute about advisory votes’ place on the general election ballot. The vote happened on Monday morning. From the Albuquerque Journal: Bernalillo County attorneys contend Duran doesn’t have authority to determine what goes on the ballot. Furthermore, they believe it’s legal to put advisory questions before voters. County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver, meanwhile, told commissioners this morning that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Elections, Featured

King’s third campaign manager leaves campaign

King’s third campaign manager leaves campaign

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King has lost another campaign manager, as Keith Breitbach announced his resignation from the campaign. The third campaign manager for King this year, resigned to attend to family matters. “I’m forever grateful to Keith for the positive impact he brought to my campaign,” King said in a media release. “He’s a top notch professional who stepped in when we needed one. Breitbach got us through the summer and prepared us for the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Governor

ABQ Journal poll: Weh makes small gains but Udall still has big lead

ABQ Journal poll: Weh makes small gains but Udall still has big lead

Tom Udall still has a large lead over Allen Weh in the U.S. Senate race according to a poll conducted by Research and Polling, Inc. for the Albuquerque Journal. The poll found that Udall has a lead of 51 percent to 38 percent over Allen Weh, a smaller lead than a previous Albuquerque Journal poll. That previous poll, taken a month ago, showed Udall with a 53 percent to 35 percent lead. Both polls have 11 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Governor, Polling

State League of Women Voters to host SOS, AG forum Tuesday night

State League of Women Voters to host SOS, AG forum Tuesday night

The League of Women Voters of New Mexico will be hosting a forum involving the candidates for Secretary of State and Attorney General Tuesday evening in Santa Fe. The event will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Santa Fe Community College in the Jemez Rooms and all four candidates are scheduled to appear. The candidates for Secretary of State are incumbent Dianna Duran, a Republican, and her Democratic challenger, Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attorney General, Secretary of State, State

ABQ Journal poll: Martinez extends lead over King

ABQ Journal poll: Martinez extends lead over King

A poll conducted by Research and Polling, Inc. for the Albuquerque Journal shows Susana Martinez leads Gary King by 18 percentage points. This is twice as large as the lead in the previous poll conducted by Research and Polling, Inc. a month ago. King’s support fell form 41 percent in the August poll to just 34 percent in the poll released on Sunday. Martinez’s support went from 50 percent to 54 percent. The Journal notes that the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Governor, Polling

Lara airs first ad, targets congressional ‘perks’

Lara airs first ad, targets congressional ‘perks’

Rocky Lara has her first ad on the air and she is using it as most congressional challengers do — to introduce herself to voters. She also uses it to target Steve Pearce on “perks” of being a member of Congress. Lara says her parents worked for a living, then segues into congressional perks (“Taxpayer healthcare for life, first class airfare and their own hair salon”) and says Pearce voted for all of them. Lara says if elected, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ad Watch, CD2, Featured

Martinez ad goes after King on emails

Martinez ad goes after King on emails

The newest ad by the campaign of Susana Martinez used controversy over stolen emails in its latest ad. The ad criticizes Attorney General Gary King for releasing the emails through an Inspection of Public Records Act request. The man who stole the emails, former Martinez campaign manager Jamie Estrada, asked for probation in the case earlier this week. Estrada pleaded guilty to two felonies earlier this year. No one else has been charged for the email case, although … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ad Watch, Featured, Governor

NYT/CBS News poll: Martinez leads King by 5 percent

NYT/CBS News poll: Martinez leads King by 5 percent

A New York Times/CBS News poll conducted by YouGov says Susana Martinez has a five percent lead over Gary King in her race for reelection. The YouGov poll finds that Martinez leads King 48 percent to 43 percent with seven percent undecided and two percent saying they will vote for another candidate. There is no third candidate in the race. Martinez is considered by pundits to be the prohibitive favorite to win reelection. The poll was conducted … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Governor, Polling

Duran defends advisory question decision on KUNM

Duran defends advisory question decision on KUNM

The KUNM Call In show looking at efforts to decriminalize marijuana had a special guest call in — Secretary of State Dianna Duran. On Wednesday, Duran issued a decision saying Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties could not put advisory questions on the ballot. This differed from the opinion of the office of the Attorney General, who said such opinions were allowed. The advisory votes included marijuana decriminalization votes added to the ballot by the county commissions in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Albuquerque, Audio, Elections, Featured, Santa Fe