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Goodbye and thank you

Goodbye and thank you

Thank you. That’s the main thing I want to say, after these two and a half a years running New Mexico Telegram. This is going to be kind of rambling, because that’s part of my style and I think it’s a fitting way to go out. Thank you to each and every one of you readers. From the thousands who read the pre-election coverage to the die hards who stuck with me through July of a year … Read entire article »

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Morning Word: Final Morning Word for NM Telegram

Morning Word: Final Morning Word for NM Telegram

Yes, this is the final Morning Word on NM Telegram. More at the bottom. Something that everyone had expected for the last three weeks came to fruition on Tuesday: There will be a recount in the State Land Commissioner campaign. The automatic recount comes because Aubrey Dunn leads Ray Powell by under one-half of one-percent (so, 0.5 percent) of the total amount of ballots cast. It is the first statewide recount since the automatic recount law went … Read entire article »

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The end of NM Telegram as we know it

The end of NM Telegram as we know it

I won’t bury the lede here. New Mexico Telegram will be going away in just a few days. I am leaving New Mexico Telegram to help run a new news website that will be devoted to New Mexico politics. We will focus on everything from the legislative session to state policy to local politics. I will keep New Mexico Telegram up as an archive, but the plan is that there will not be any new content produced … Read entire article »

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Dems name Egolf Minority Leader

Dems name Egolf Minority Leader

Democrats named Santa Fe’s Brian Egolf as the new Minority Leader in a meeting this Saturday. Demcocrats were put in the rare position of electing a minority leader after a disastrous election night earlier this month where the party lost control of the state House for the first time since Dwight D. Eisenhower was President and Edwin Mechem was governor. Egolf was elected on the first ballot. Egolf had said before the election that he would serve … Read entire article »

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Obama announces immigration action; NM delegation responds

Obama announces immigration action; NM delegation responds

President Barack Obama announced his new immigration initiative on Thursday night in a televised address. The short address laid out what Obama was going to do with the immigration system that Obama said “is broken, and everyone knows it.” Obama said that he prefers that a bipartisan bill — such as the legislation that passed the U.S. Senate — be presented to him to sign. However, “Republican leaders in the House have refused to allow that simple … Read entire article »

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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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Martinez named RGA Vice-Chair

Martinez named RGA Vice-Chair

Gov. Susana Martinez was named the Vice Chair of the Republican Governors Association on Thursday. The decision was made at the group’s meeting and shows Martinez’s importance to the Republican Party on a national level. Martinez is the first Latina governor in the country. The group is dedicated to electing Republicans in gubernatorial elections across the country. The move comes after a Republican wave election, which didn’t just touch Congress, but also Governor’s Mansions and state legislatures … 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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Keystone XL bill fails in the Senate; NM Senators vote against it

Keystone XL bill fails in the Senate; NM Senators vote against it

Legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate Tuesday, failing to get the 60 votes necessary to get to an up-and-down vote. Both Senators from New Mexico, Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, voted against the legislation. Both are Democrats. The legislation received 59 votes, mostly from Republicans though a handful of Democrats voted for it as well. The legislation was largely seen as a way to boost the prospects for Sen. Mary Landrieu, … Read entire article »

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Lujan Grisham named CHC 1st Vice Chair

Lujan Grisham named CHC 1st Vice Chair

Michelle Lujan Grisham is the new 1st Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The move up in the leadership of the increasingly important caucus is a familiar path, in recent years at least, for a New Mexican. The previous 1st Vice Chair was Ben Ray Luján. This isn’t Lujan Grisham’s first taste of leadership in the CHC. She is the current Whip of the CHC. Lujan Grisham represents New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District while Luján represents New … Read entire article »

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