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Webber radio ad goes after Martinez on leaked audio

Webber radio ad goes after Martinez on leaked audio

Alan Webber has launched a radio ad criticizing Governor Susana Martinez. The ad does not mention any of the four other Democratic candidates that Webber will face in the June 3 Democratic primary. Instead, the ad goes after Martinez, using audio from the Mother Jones article earlier this week. The ad doesn’t use some of the more talked about portions but instead focuses on Martinez’s comments on teachers. “During the campaign we can’t say it, I guess, because … Read entire article »

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Clements campaign site plagiarizes on issues page (updated)

Clements campaign site plagiarizes on issues page (updated)

According to a report by Buzzfeed, the campaign website of David Clements plagiarizes positions on its issues page from the website of Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich. Update: Buzzfeed reports that Clements also copied text from the website of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Clements is the second Republican candidate Buzzfeed has caught plagiarizing from Amash, who is a popular Republican congressman, especially among Republicans who have a more libertarian view. “In some instances, the order of the sentences … Read entire article »

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EMILY’s List supports Lara in congressional election

EMILY’s List supports Lara in congressional election

EMILY’s List put 2nd Congressional District candidate Roxanne Lara “on the list,” the latest indication that national progressives and Democrats are confident that the district will be competitive. Lara is unopposed in the Democratic primary in June and will face Steve Pearce in November’s election. Pearce, the incumbent, is also unopposed. “Rocky Lara is a trailblazer who has always put New Mexico women and families first,” Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List in announcing the move. “As … Read entire article »

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Responses to Mother Jones’ Martinez story (updated x3)

Responses to Mother Jones’ Martinez story (updated x3)

The Mother Jones story about Susana Martinez has been the main topic of discussion in New Mexico politics today. Audio excerpts of a campaign conference call and emails from Martinez and top aides including Jay McCleskey and Matt Kennicott insulting political opponents have made national headlines and politicians from throughout the state have responded to the Mother Jones story. Martinez herself said it was an attack from the “liberal media” and another familiar, punching bag, former governor … Read entire article »

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Supreme Court remands Jeff ballot decision to district court

Supreme Court remands Jeff ballot decision to district court

The State Supreme Court sent a case involving Sandra Jeff’s place on the ballot back down to district court, where they ruled it should be judged on its merits. The district court ruling will take place on April 18 in Gallup, the site of the initial district court case. This comes after a District Court judge said there was not enough effort to serve Jeff with the lawsuit. He did not rule on the merits of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, New Mexico House

Martinez, aides caught on tape insulting political opponents

Martinez, aides caught on tape insulting political opponents

A liberal news outlet released audio of Gov. Susana Martinez and campaign staffer, some of which now work in her administration, insulting political opponents in both parties, in some cases using offensive terms. The magazine Mother Jones released the audio and campaign emails as part of a piece on Martinez which referred to her as the “next Sarah Palin” — and not in a flattering way. The site refers to a recent profile in Real Clear … Read entire article »

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Fundraising totals in contested state House primaries

Fundraising totals in contested state House primaries

Monday was the filing deadline for candidates for state House as well as statewide candidates. NM Telegram listed the 21 districts with contested primaries last month. Update: It is now 20, as the candidate challenging Speaker of the House Ken Martinez dropped out. Unlike with the statewide candidates, NM Telegram will not post links to the campaign finance reports. District 1 – Open Rodney Montoya (R) – $11,260.88 raised. $2,528.75 spent. $8,732.13 cash on hand. $3,204.65 unpaid debt. … Read entire article »

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Analyzing the Dem fundraising in gubernatorial race

Analyzing the Dem fundraising in gubernatorial race

The campaign finance reports filed on Friday show a potentially interesting race in the Democratic primary, a Democratic strategist told New Mexico Telegram. While Governor … Read entire article »

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Morales raises $173K in fundraising period

Morales raises $173K in fundraising period

Howie Morales reported raising just under $173,000 in recentntly concluded fundraising period. Morales raised $172,916.31 between October 8 and April 7 and spent $126,291.70 in the same time period. At the end of the fundraising period Morales had $46,624.61. Among Morales’ fundraising total was a $25,000 loan from Morales to his campaign. Morales made the donation on February 28. All Democratic candidate except Linda Lopez loaned money to their campaigns. Morales’ $25,000 was the smallest. Among the donations for … Read entire article »

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Martinez raises $1.4 million in fundraising period

Martinez raises $1.4 million in fundraising period

Governor Susana Martinez raised just under $1.4 million in the fundraising period that ended on April 7. Martinez raised more than any of her Democratic opponents — and now has $4.2 million cash on hand. Martinez raised $1,396,169.51 in the fundraising period that runs from October 8 to April 7. Her campaign now has $4,212,263.47 cash on hand. 10 This does not include money raised for SusanaPAC. “With leftwing groups declaring ‘war’ on Governor Martinez, we are … Read entire article »

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