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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 »

Filed under: Border, Delegation, Featured, Immigration, National News

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 »

Filed under: Featured, Governor, Multimedia, New Mexico House, Senate, State

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 »

Filed under: Delegation, Featured, National News

Gov. Martinez accounted for 25% of state’s TV ads

Gov. Martinez accounted for 25% of state’s TV ads

By Sandra Fish At a cost of $12.2 million, New Mexico candidates and political action committees aired 260 hours of commercials on traditional TV stations across the state for the 2014 election. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez accounted for one-fourth of that advertising — $3.1 million — despite facing Democratic Attorney General Gary King who spent only about $583,000. “She had a lot of money to spend, so it makes sense to spend a lot of money,” said Lonna … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ad Watch, Featured

Udall survives GOP wave, AP projects him to win

Udall survives GOP wave, AP projects him to win

Sen. Tom Udall swam against the Republican wave that took out a number of Democrats to an easy victory in his race for U.S. Senate. The Associated Press projected Tom Udall to defeat Allen Weh, following other local news outlets. NBC News also projected that Udall won reelection. Udall was always favored to win the race but Allen Weh made a spirited campaign and at the end, Republicans thought Weh could make it close, if not … Read entire article »

Filed under: Elections, Featured, Senate

Super PAC takes aim at Udall in final weekend before election

Super PAC takes aim at Udall in final weekend before election

By Sandra Fish Another super PAC took aim at Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Udall on the final weekend before Tuesday’s general election as New Mexico’s political advertising neared $12.2 million in the final full week of the election season. Meanwhile, an analysis of gubernatorial elections across the nation ranks New Mexico’s contest for governor as among the most negative. Republican Incumbent Susana Martinez has dominated political TV ad buys, running seven times the number of Democratic challenger, Attorney … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ad Watch, Auditor, Elections, Featured, Governor, Senate

PAC ads target state House races

PAC ads target state House races

By Sandra Fish Two political action committees are targeting state House races with television ads to air through Election Day. Patriot Majority New Mexico, a union-funded state level PAC, is spending almost $96,000 to air 157 ads supporting Democrats and opposing Republicans in Albuquerque and El Paso. Goal West, a federal PAC funded largely by southeast New Mexico oil and gas interests, is spending more than $47,000 to air 57 ads supporting Republicans and opposing Democrats on El … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ad Watch, Elections, Featured

GOP poll says Weh within single digits of Udall

GOP poll says Weh within single digits of Udall

A wave of Senate polls hit the state, as there have been three polls released so far today looking at the race between Tom Udall and Allen Weh. A poll by Republican pollster Vox Populi says that Udall leads Weh by just four percent, but when leaners are pushed his lead moves to six percent. The poll represents the closest poll of any poll so far in the U.S. Senate race. An Albuquerque Journal poll released … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Polling, Senate

NYT/CBS News poll: Udall leads by 16 percent

NYT/CBS News poll: Udall leads by 16 percent

The latest in a series of polls by YouGov for the New York Times and CBS News shows Tom Udall maintains a large lead over Allen Weh in the U.S. Senate race. The poll, part of the Battleground Tracker series, shows Udall leads Weh 52 percent to 36 percent when leaners are included. Without leaners, Udall leads 50 percent to 32 percent. Even at this late stage in the race, the poll shows 11 percent are … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Polling, Senate

ABQ Journal Poll: Udall over Weh by 7

ABQ Journal Poll: Udall over Weh by 7

Tom Udall still leads the race for U.S. Senate against Allen Weh, but his lead is now in single digits according to a poll by the Albuquerque Journal. The poll, conducted by Research & Polling, Inc., shows that Udall leads Weh 50 percent to 43 percent with 8 percent undecided. The numbers add up to 101 percent because of rounding. Udall has largely been considered the likely winner of the race since the beginning of the campaign. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Polling, Senate