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Clements’ wife files FEC complaint against Weh

Clements’ wife files FEC complaint against Weh

Allen Weh faces an FEC complaint from Erin Clements, the wife of Weh’s opponent in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, David Clements. The complaint is the latest in the acrimonious campaign for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination. The Santa Fe Reporter first reported on the complaint, which says Weh is improperly using resources from CSI Aviation, the aviation company of which Weh is the CEO. From the Santa Fe Reporter: In the complaint, she refers to a defamation … Read entire article »

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Weh receives top marks from NRA, Clements expects the same

Weh receives top marks from NRA, Clements expects the same

Allen Weh received the top rating for a candidate from the National Rifle Association and his opponent expects to receive the same rating. Weh received an ‘AQ’ rating from the NRA’s Political Voter Fund (NRA-PVF) according to a statement sent by his campaign. A spokesman for the Clements campaign told NM Telegram in an email that Clements “fully expects to receive the same AQ rating that the NRA gives any candidate that aligns with their issues.” “As … Read entire article »

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Weh airs first TV, radio ads in the Senate race

Weh airs first TV, radio ads in the Senate race

Allen Weh became the first candidate in the U.S. Senate race to air ads. Weh is airing ads on both statewide TV and on the radio. His campaign announced the news late Sunday evening. “This is a good day for our campaign,” Weh said in a statement. “We are looking forward to building on the momentum we’ve felt the past few weeks.” Weh is facing a June 3 primary against David Clements. Clements had a surprisingly strong … Read entire article »

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Weh announces legislative endorsements

Weh announces legislative endorsements

For Republicans looking at statewide elections, all eyes will be on Allen Weh and David Clements. Weh was widely considered the frontrunner, but Clements’ surprising showing at the pre-primary convention made some think that the primary could be closer than expected. Weh is trying to show off his frontrunner bona fides by announcing the endorsements of several Albuquerque-area Republican legislators. Those endorsing Weh are Senators Sue Wilson-Beffort and Mark Moores and Representatives Tom Anderson, Larry Larranaga, Paul Pacheco, … Read entire article »

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Udall raises over $1 million in first quarter of 2014

Udall raises over $1 million in first quarter of 2014

Sen. Tom Udall raised more than $1 million in the first quarter of 2014 according to a filing with the Federal Elections Commission. The total brings the incumbent’s cash on hand to over $3.1 million. Both the amount of money raised in the quarter and the amount of cash on hand easily outpaced two Republican candidates who hope to face the incumbent in the general election in November. The fundraising total went from January 1 to March 31 … 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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Allen Weh launches Senate campaign

Allen Weh launches Senate campaign

Former state Republican Party chairman and gubernatorial candidate Allen Weh announced he is running for U.S. Senate in a video on Thursday morning. Weh gave no specifics, but stressed his role as a businessman and veteran as part of his qualifications for the United States Senate. “I want to tell you that I firmly believe that we can restore the vitality of this country and the vitality of this wonderful state,” Weh said in his announcement. … Read entire article »

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Clements announces candidacy for Senate

Clements announces candidacy for Senate

The chairman of the Doña Ana County Republican Party announced his candidacy for Senate today, becoming the first Republican to challenge incumbent Tom Udall. David Clements, also and Assistant District Attorney, announced on Tuesday that he intended to challenge Udall. Clements describes himself as a constitutional conservative. “With our government’s refusal to live within its means, we have a 17 trillion dollar debt and are on the brink of economic ruin,” Clements said in a statement. “And … Read entire article »

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Silver: Udall second safest Dem Senator in 2014

Silver: Udall second safest Dem Senator in 2014

According to electoral predictions wizard Nate Silver, Tom Udall is among the safest Democrat Senators up for election in 2014. Silver listed Udall as only behind Rhode Island’s Jack Reed on list of most Democratic seats in his “initial snapshot” of the 2014 Senatorial elections. Other Senators that are among the safest seats are in Democratic bastions like Delaware (Chris Coons), Hawaii (Brian Schatz) and Illinois (Richard Durbin). Virginia’s Mark Warner is also put in there despite … Read entire article »

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