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Chuck Todd names New Mexico rising political stars

Chuck Todd names New Mexico rising political stars

MSNBC reporter Chuck Todd named his “rising stars” in New Mexico politics. Todd named four rising stars, two from each party. All but one are currently elected officials and all but one are running for reelection or for higher office this November. Todd named State Sen. Jacob Candelaria of Albuquerque and Maggie Toulouse Oliver, the Bernalillo County Clerk, as his two Democratic rising stars. The two Republican rising stars were state House candidate Rod Montoya of Farmington … Read entire article »

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Update on the Patreon fundraiser

Update on the Patreon fundraiser

I’ve mentioned it a few times in the past couple of weeks (and will continue to in the future) — the New Mexico Telegram Patreon fundraiser. You can read about the fundraiser in the introductory post. Or you can see the Patreon page itself. Basically, it is a fundraiser where you pledge a monthly donation. For this, you get certain incentives. For example, if you donate $15, then it will trigger a monthly newsletter with interviews and … Read entire article »

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King internal poll puts him six behind Martinez

King internal poll puts him six behind Martinez

An internal poll conducted for Gary King’s campaign puts him within the margin of error against Susana Martinez. The poll finds that 45 percent Martinez in her reelection bid while 39 percent back King. This leaves about 15 percent who are undecided (rounding errors mean the numbers only add up to 99 percent). The polling memo from Lake Research Partners says “Martinez is vulnerable to defeat from Attorney General Gary King.” The internal poll was first mentioned on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Governor, Polling

Republican group to pour money into state house races

Republican group to pour money into state house races

A conservative Republican group announced it would use money to help Republicans take over control of the state House of Representatives. The group, GOPAC, named nine districts it will be targeting. House Minority Whip Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque, sits on the GOPAC Legislative Leaders Advisory Board. “We are very pleased to join with New Mexico House Republicans in their bid to gain majority control for the first time in over 60 years,” GOPAC chairman Frank Donatelli in a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, New Mexico House

Former Governor Anaya, others charged for fraud

Former Governor Anaya, others charged for fraud

Former New Mexico governor Toney Anaya was one of four men charged for fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Anaya settled with the SEC and cooperated according to an SEC release. Anaya agreed to not be involved the sale of penny stocks for five years. Financial penalties, if any, will be levied at a later date. The charges stem from the running of Natural Blue Resources Inc., a company that was created to deal with water in … Read entire article »

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Luján, Lujan Grisham cosponsor legislation to reverse Citizens United

Luján, Lujan Grisham cosponsor legislation to reverse Citizens United

Two of New Mexico’s members of Congress are cosponsoring legislation that would reverse the Citizens United Supreme Court decision. The proposed constitutional amendment has 99 cosponsors, all Democrats. It mirrors legislation in the Senate that would do the same thing. Both Democrats from New Mexico, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham, are among the cosponsors. The legislation would amend the constitution to allow Congress and the states to limit corporate spending on political activities. Critics of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Elections, Featured

Pearce praises president, DHS on Central American deportations

Pearce praises president, DHS on Central American deportations

Rep. Steve Pearce issued a statement on the recent deportations of Central American undocumented immigrants back to their country of origin. Pearce represents southern New Mexico, and his district holds a temporary immigration holding facility. The facility is at the Federal Law Enforcement and Training Center (FLETC) in Artesia. Yesterday, the news came that over three dozen immigrants were deported and flown back to Honduras. “The first flight returning undocumented families to their homes in Central America … Read entire article »

Filed under: Border, Delegation, Featured, National News

Lara raises $375,000 in second quarter

Lara raises $375,000 in second quarter

Rocky Lara raised more than $375,000 in the second quarter of this year and will report having over $700,000 cash on hand. The numbers represent Lara’s best fundraising quarter since entering the race and her campaign surely hopes it means more momentum ahead of November’s general elections. Today is the filing deadline for federal candidates to report their numbers to the Federal Elections Commission. The numbers are for all money raised from April 1 to June 30. “I … Read entire article »

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Answering questions on the NM Telegram Patreon fundraiser

Answering questions on the NM Telegram Patreon fundraiser

I launched the New Mexico Telegram Patreon fundraiser earlier this week and you have had some questions about it. First, I’d refer you to the Patreon FAQ but also had a few people ask the same things, so I’m sure more of you had questions. The donations are monthly donations that will come at the end of the month. You can change the amount of your donation at any time up to the end of each month. … Read entire article »

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Heinrich, Lujan Grisham to headline Hillary Clinton event

Heinrich, Lujan Grisham to headline Hillary Clinton event

Sen. Martin Heinrich and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham are on Team Hillary. The two members of New Mexico’s Washington D.C. delegation will attend a event for a Super PAC associated with a future Clinton run for president. Former Albuquerque mayor, and steadfast Clinton supporter, Martin Chavez posted the invitation on Twitter and Facebook Thursday. See Chavez’s tweet at the bottom of the post. The event will be in Albuquerque this weekend. The Super PAC is “Ready for Hillary” … Read entire article »

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