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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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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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Super PAC takes aim at Udall in final weekend before election

Super PAC takes aim at Udall in final weekend before election

By Sandra Fish Another super PAC took aim at Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Udall on the final weekend before Tuesday’s general election as New Mexico’s political advertising neared $12.2 million in the final full week of the election season. Meanwhile, an analysis of gubernatorial elections across the nation ranks New Mexico’s contest for governor as among the most negative. Republican Incumbent Susana Martinez has dominated political TV ad buys, running seven times the number of Democratic challenger, Attorney … Read entire article »

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GOP poll says Weh within single digits of Udall

GOP poll says Weh within single digits of Udall

A wave of Senate polls hit the state, as there have been three polls released so far today looking at the race between Tom Udall and Allen Weh. A poll by Republican pollster Vox Populi says that Udall leads Weh by just four percent, but when leaners are pushed his lead moves to six percent. The poll represents the closest poll of any poll so far in the U.S. Senate race. An Albuquerque Journal poll released … Read entire article »

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NYT/CBS News poll: Udall leads by 16 percent

NYT/CBS News poll: Udall leads by 16 percent

The latest in a series of polls by YouGov for the New York Times and CBS News shows Tom Udall maintains a large lead over Allen Weh in the U.S. Senate race. The poll, part of the Battleground Tracker series, shows Udall leads Weh 52 percent to 36 percent when leaners are included. Without leaners, Udall leads 50 percent to 32 percent. Even at this late stage in the race, the poll shows 11 percent are … Read entire article »

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ABQ Journal Poll: Udall over Weh by 7

ABQ Journal Poll: Udall over Weh by 7

Tom Udall still leads the race for U.S. Senate against Allen Weh, but his lead is now in single digits according to a poll by the Albuquerque Journal. The poll, conducted by Research & Polling, Inc., shows that Udall leads Weh 50 percent to 43 percent with 8 percent undecided. The numbers add up to 101 percent because of rounding. Udall has largely been considered the likely winner of the race since the beginning of the campaign. … Read entire article »

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National Review says Weh might pull upset

National Review says Weh might pull upset

The National Review, not exactly an unbiased source, raises the possibility that Allen Weh could pull an upset against Tom Udall in the U.S. Senate race. Udall has been considered a shoo-in to win for months. National pundits as well as local political observers still believe that Udall will win reelection against Allen Weh. Udall has more money, more name recognition and is very popular among the Democrats that make up the largest bloc of the … Read entire article »

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NYT/CBS News poll: Udall still has a large lead

NYT/CBS News poll: Udall still has a large lead

A poll by YouGov for the New York Times and CBS News shows that Tom Udall is maintaining his lead over Allen Weh. The poll finds that Udall leads Weh 53 percent to 35 percent when leaners are included. When leaners are not included, Udall’s lead is still 18 percent at 50 percent to 32 percent. The poll, part of the “Battleground Tracker 2014″ series is the latest in a long string of polls that shows Udall … Read entire article »

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George R.R. Martin to attend Santa Fe rally for Udall, Lujan

George R.R. Martin to attend Santa Fe rally for Udall, Lujan

Author George R.R. Martin will be attending a youth vote rally in Santa Fe on Tuesday. This is in addition to a fundraiser Martin will be hosting for Sen. Tom Udall later that evening. The Udall campaign had a drawing for small-dollar donors to attend that fundraiser. Attendees should take heart that neither event are weddings, judging by Martin’s books. The invitation says that in addition to Udall, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan is also supposed to attend … Read entire article »

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Gravis Marketing shows close Martinez/King race, big Udall lead

Gravis Marketing shows close Martinez/King race, big Udall lead

A poll by Gravis Marketing shows a narrow lead for Susana Martinez over Gary King and a large lead for Tom Udall over Allen Weh. The poll is sure to come under fire because of the results and the pollster’s reputation. The poll shows a Martinez lead of 48 percent to 44 percent and a Udall lead of Weh 53 percent to 36 percent. The poll itself is not in line with the two most recent … Read entire article »

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