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Endean-Singh drops primary bid in CD2 (updated)

Endean-Singh drops primary bid in CD2 (updated)

Leslie Endean-Singh announced today that she would not continue her run for congress in the 2nd Congressional District and endorsed Roxanne Lara, the lone Democrat left in the race. The decision comes after Endean-Singh failed to reach 20 percent at the Democratic pre-primary convention at Route 66 Casino on Saturday. That would have automatically got her a place on the ballot, but she only received 14.82 percent of the votes. “In light of the results at last … Read entire article »

Filed under: CD2, Featured

Lara, Lujan easily win pre-primaries (updated)

Lara, Lujan easily win pre-primaries (updated)

While much of the focus was on the Democratic gubernatorial race — and for good reason — there were a couple of other races at the Democratic pre-primary convention, including two congressional races. Neither were particularly competitive. Roxanne “Rocky” Lara easily won in the Second Congressional District. She received 333 of the 393 total votes, good for 84.73 percent. Leslie Endean-Singh received 59, or 15.01 percent of the votes. There as one ballot with no vote. After provisional … Read entire article »

Filed under: CD2, CD3, Featured

Lara outraises Pearce, Pearce still has more cash on hand

Lara outraises Pearce, Pearce still has more cash on hand

Congressional candidate Roxanne Lara outraised incumbent Steve Pearce in the fourth quarter of 2013 according to FEC records. Pearce, a Republican, still has a large lead in cash on hand. The FEC report has Lara raising $163,039 between October and December of 2013. Pearce raised $132,092 in that same time period. Lara is one of nearly 20 challengers who outraised an incumbent. Incumbents generally have the advantage when it comes to fundraising. Pearce came into the quarter, and into … Read entire article »

Filed under: CD1, CD2, CD3, Featured

Elected officials, candidates react to same-sex marriage ruling

Elected officials, candidates react to same-sex marriage ruling

The state Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, saying that it would be discriminatory to not allow same-sex couples to marry. The ruling was national news. The New York Times, Associated Press, Washington Post and others covered the ruling. This makes New Mexico the 17th state in the nation, plus Washington D.C., to allow same-sex marriage. New Mexico politicians weighed in as well. “My personal views on this issue are well-known, and I’m confident … Read entire article »

Filed under: Courts, Featured, LGBT

Cook Political Report: Pearce still very likely to win CD2, but not a sure thing

Cook Political Report: Pearce still very likely to win CD2, but not a sure thing

The Cook Political Report made waves on Thursday when it moved 14 House races towards Democrats as a result of the government shutdown and the resulting shift in public opinion. One of those races is New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, where the electoral prognosticators moved it from “Solid R” to “Likely R.” This means that Republicans are still heavily favored to keep the seat — but it isn’t a sure thing any more. The Rothenburg Political Report … Read entire article »

Filed under: CD2, Featured

DCCC, Dem candidates go after Pearce on shutdown vote

DCCC, Dem candidates go after Pearce on shutdown vote

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee continued to show its commitment to ousting Steve Pearce from office with a video highlighting the news coverage about Pearce and the recently-ended government shutdown. Separately, the two Democratic candidates aiming to unseat the incumbent released statements condemning his vote against the bill that ultimately ended the shutdown. Pearce was one of 144 members of the House to vote against the bill. The web ad from the DCCC, first provided the NM … Read entire article »

Filed under: CD2, Economy, Featured

Public Policy Polling: Pearce leads, but loses lead when told he supports shutdown

Public Policy Polling: Pearce leads, but loses lead when told he supports shutdown

ioll A poll by Public Policy Polling for progressive groups ProgressNow NM and the Center for Civic Action shows Rep. Steve Pearce leads by three percent over a generic Democratic opponent. However the poll finds a generic Democratic opponent leads by two percent after being told Pearce supports the government shutdown. Pearce has said he does not support the shutdown but does not want to fund the government unless an exemption from the Affordable Care Act for … Read entire article »

Filed under: CD2, Featured, Polling

Lara announces run for CD2 seat

Lara announces run for CD2 seat

Attorney Roxanne Lara announced today that she is running for Congress in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District. Lara, a former Eddy County Commissioner, also recently ran to be the chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. Lara lost to Sam Bregman in that race. Lara announced her candidacy in a press release. “I grew up here and have proudly served our communities in southern New Mexico, and I am committed to working for every person living here … Read entire article »

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