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New Weh ad targets Udall’s support of Affordable Care Act

New Weh ad targets Udall’s support of Affordable Care Act

Allen Weh wants voters to know that Tom Udall voted for the Affordable Care Act or, as Weh calls it, Obamacare. Weh’s new ad criticizes Udall’s vote and support for the law. The law passed in 2009 and the opposition against the law was seen as a big reason for Republican electoral gains in the 2010 midterm election. “It’s time the people of New Mexico know the truth about their career politician — Senator Tom Udall,” said … Read entire article »

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George R.R. Martin to host Udall fundraiser

George R.R. Martin to host Udall fundraiser

Add another thing to the list of what George R.R. Martin is doing instead of finishing the Song of Ice and Fire book series: attending a campaign fundraiser for Senator Tom Udall. Udall’s campaign announced the fundraiser on Wednesday. The announcement by the Udall campaign is embedded at the bottom of the post. The fundraiser will take place on October 7 in Santa Fe. Martin lives in Santa Fe and owns the Jean Cocteau Cinema after purchasing … Read entire article »

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Udall new ad focuses on bases, small business

Udall new ad focuses on bases, small business

Sen. Tom Udall is airing another ad in his bid for reelection and it features a small business owner talking about Udall and his efforts to help keep Air Force bases in New Mexico which, the ad says, helps small businesses. The ad features Michael Sweeney, the owner of Michael Thomas Coffee Shop, talking about how being near Kirtland Air Force Base helps his business. While jazz music plays in the background, he describes his business. … Read entire article »

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New Weh ad criticizes Washington D.C.

New Weh ad criticizes Washington D.C.

Fresh off of controversy from a web ad, Allen Weh is airing a new ad titled “Washington is Broken.” The ad treads well-worn territory for challengers seeking office in Washington D.C. — criticizing Washington D.C. The ad runs text of controversies over the past several years over the screen that Republicans have concentrated on, from the national debt to Benghazi to illegal immigration, and then says, “It is time for a change.” The ad has $100 bills … Read entire article »

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NYT/CBS poll shows Udall with large lead

NYT/CBS poll shows Udall with large lead

A poll conducted by YouGov for the New York Times and CBSNNews shows that Sen. Tom Udall has a commanding lead in his race for reelection. The poll, conducted as part of the “Battleground Tracker 2014″ series, shows Udall leads Allen Weh 49 percent to 32 percent. When “leaners” are included, Udall leads 54 percent to 36 percent over Weh. Eight percent of respondents say they are undecided and two percent say they will vote for another … Read entire article »

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Udall’s new ad focuses on domestic violence prevention efforts

Udall’s new ad focuses on domestic violence prevention efforts

Tom Udall’s campaign announced a new ad today, focused on his efforts to prevent domestic violence. The ad features girls citing domestic violence statistics and finishes with Udall saying, “These are the reasons I worked to pass a tough anti-stalking law as Attorney General, and the Violence Against Women Act as New Mexico’s Senator.” “Since serving as Attorney General and now as U.S. Senator, Tom Udall has been working hard to do what’s right for women and … Read entire article »

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Weh criticized for web ad that shows journalist’s killer

Weh criticized for web ad that shows journalist’s killer

A web ad by Allen Weh that went up today would likely have gone mostly unnoticed, except for a brief showing of the killer of a journalist by Islamic extremists. The web-only ad was critical of Barack Obama, and by extension Tom Udall, over his response to various foreign policy problems. The ad features President Barack Obama playing golf and vacationing with shots of problems in the Middle East and elsewhere. But the only part of the … Read entire article »

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Weh’s first ad of Senate campaign features his wife

Weh’s first ad of Senate campaign features his wife

Allen Weh announced his first TV ad of his campaign for U.S. Senate. Weh opted to step aside for the ad and let someone else talk about him and why he is running. The ad features Weh’s wife, Becky, speaking about her husband. The full video and transcript of the ad is available below. “We’re very pleased to begin airing our first campaign ad for television,” Weh said in a release announcing the ad. “We are closing … Read entire article »

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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 »

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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 »

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