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Udall’s new ad concentrates on bringing water to Navajo community

Udall’s new ad concentrates on bringing water to Navajo community

Tom Udall has a new ad out and it is about bringing running water to a portion of the Navajo Nation that previously did not have any. The ad refers to a family in the Navajo Nation where the father lost his leg and the mother her sight because of diabetes. The ad says, “Their children brought their water to them.” “But now,” the ad continues, “they just come by to say hello, because Tom Udall got … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ad Watch, Featured, Senate

ABQ Journal poll: Udall has big lead over Weh

ABQ Journal poll: Udall has big lead over Weh

A poll by the Albuquerque Journal shows that Tom Udall has a large lead over Allen Weh in the U.S. Senate race. The poll shows Udall, the incumbent, has a 53 percent to 35 percent lead over Weh. There are 11 percent who are undecided. A big part of Udall’s lead comes from his popularity among his base — the Democratic Party. Udall has the support of 79 percent of Democrats according to the poll. He also … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Polling, Senate

DOE secretary talks WIPP, tech transfer, native energy on NM trip

DOE secretary talks WIPP, tech transfer, native energy on NM trip

Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is on a two-day trip throughout New Mexico and some big questions have already been answered. Moniz was in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Carlsbad on Monday — a big day of travel throughout a big western state. WIPP isn’t going anywhere The most newsworthy part of Moniz’s trip was related to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP. While WIPP remains closed because of a radiation leak in February, and the investigation hasn’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: Carlsbad, Delegation, Economy, Energy, Featured, National News

Udall’s first ad focuses on labs, bases

Udall’s first ad focuses on labs, bases

Sen. Tom Udall has the first ad of the 2014 U.S. Senate race and it focuses on the national labs and the military bases in New Mexico. Specifically, the ad talks about efforts by Udall — successful ones — to keep the bases and labs open and located in New Mexico. It specifically mentions Udall’s efforts to keep Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico open when the Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) suggested … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ad Watch, Featured, Senate

CBS/NYT poll: Martinez, Udall lead

CBS/NYT poll: Martinez, Udall lead

A new battleground poll of states by YouGov shows that Susana Martinez leads the New Mexico governor’s race while Tom Udall leads in the U.S. Senate race. The poll was conducted for CBS News and the New York Times surveyed 3,712 930 registered voters in the state and showed that Martinez, a Republican, leads Democratic candidate Gary King 52 percent to 44 percent. The poll also found that Udall, a Democrat, is leading Republican candidate Allen … Read entire article »

Filed under: Congressional, Featured, Governor, Polling, Senate

Rasmussen poll: Udall has large lead over Weh in Senate race

Rasmussen poll: Udall has large lead over Weh in Senate race

A poll by Rasmnussen Reports shows that Tom Udall has a large lead over Allen Weh in the U.S. Senate race. The poll shows that Udall leads Weh 54 percent to 33 percent. The poll finds that three percent prefer another candidate and ten percent are undecided. There are no other candidates in the race. Udall is the incumbent in the race and is facing his first reelection bid after being elected to an open seat … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Polling, Senate

Udall still with big cash on hand lead, Weh with a lot of self-financing

Udall still with big cash on hand lead, Weh with a lot of self-financing

Sen. Tom Udall is still way ahead in the cash race, though Weh brought in more money in the last quarter. Udall had $3.4 million in cash at the end of the second quarter, while Weh had a total of $627,806. Weh’s ability to raise more money in the quarter was mostly thanks to a large loan from himself to his campaign — $555,000 in all. The Associated Press reported the fundraising totals. Unlike their house counterparts, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Senate

VA secretary Eric Shinseki resigns; NM delegation responds

VA secretary Eric Shinseki resigns; NM delegation responds

VA secretary Eric Shinseki resigned on Friday, amid calls from dozens, if not hundreds, of U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators following the release of a preliminary report outlining problems in the VA. Shinseki resigned in a meeting with President Barack Obama where he outlined the findings of the report. Obama accepted Shinseki’s resignation. Sloan Gibson, deputy secretary of Veterans Affairs, is the acting secretary. On Thursday, both U.S. Senators and all three U.S. Representatives from New Mexico called … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Health, National News

Udall, Heinrich want Shinseki to resign

Udall, Heinrich want Shinseki to resign

U.S Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heirnich both called on VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down because of a scandal involving wait times at VA hospitals. The calls come after a preliminary report by the Office of the Inspector General showed widespread problems in the VA including hundreds of veterans being kept off the waiting lists in Phoenix. The two are among a growing list of Senators from both parties asking Shinseki to resign. From the New … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Health

Obama signs designation of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as national monument

Obama signs designation of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as national monument

President Barack Obama signed a designation that names the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks area a national monument. Before signing the proclamation, Obama thanked Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinich, who pushed for the delegation. He also thanked former U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman who pushed to protect the area while in office. Bingaman, also a Democrat, decided not to run for another term in 2010. All three attended the signing. A copy of the proclamation is embedded at … Read entire article »

Filed under: Environment, Featured