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New Mexico (GOP Club)

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  • Teague: Congressional candidate should support NM energy industry (Former Dem Cong. Rep [NM-2] supports Pub candidate)

    08/10/2020 2:30:29 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    Las Cruces Sun-News | August 4, 2020 | Harry Teague
    Las Cruces Sun-News article, Gannett-USAToday Newspaper, Title and link only permitted.Teague: Congressional candidate should support NM energy industry
  • Ben Ray distances himself from MLG, denies that they are related (NM - US Senate race)

    08/04/2020 11:51:21 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    Pinon Post ^ | August 1, 2020 | John Block
    On Friday, after U.S. Senate candidate Mark Ronchetti blasted Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and her cousin, Ben Ray Luján for their actions banning in-person campaigning, Ben Ray distances himself from Lujan Grisham, claiming they two are not related. Luján tweeted, “While I respect my friend, our governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, we’re not cousins. This may come as a surprise to you, but not all Hispanic people with the same last name are related.” It appears Luján was trying to claim Ronchetti thinks every Hispanic with the last name “Luján” is related for linking the two together. Lujan Grisham also commented...
  • Gov’s campaign remarks generate virtual firestorm (Dem NM Gov Bans Fund Raising Events, Door to Door Campaigning)

    08/03/2020 4:19:17 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 1, 2020 | Dan Boyd
    SANTA FE – With New Mexico’s general election just over three months away, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has sparked criticism – and praise – by urging New Mexico political parties to forbid their candidates from door-to-door campaigning. During a Thursday news conference, Lujan Grisham said door-knocking, long a staple of political campaigns, was “hugely problematic” given the close proximity between voters and candidates amid a recent surge of coronavirus cases. “That is just a terrible idea in a COVID world,” she said. While the Democratic Party said this week it has already been focused on running largely virtual campaigns, state...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Poll shows Yvette Herrell and Xochitl Torres Small tied in swing New Mexico House district rematch

    07/14/2020 10:19:59 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 13, 2020 | Emily Larsen
    The race in New Mexico's second congressional district, one of 2020's most closely watched House toss-ups, is in a dead heat. Democratic Rep. Xochitl Torres Small and Republican businesswoman and former state Rep. Yvette Herrell each received 46% support in a poll conducted by the Tarrance Group for the National Republican Congressional Committee, a summary of which was provided exclusively to the Washington Examiner. Another 8% of voters were undecided. The poll surveyed 400 voters from July 7-9 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9%. There are few polls of the House race. A December internal...
  • Torres Small hires ex-lobbyist for Bloomberg’s anti-gun group to manage her campaign (Dem, NM-2)

    07/14/2020 10:13:37 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 3 replies
    Pinon Post ^ | July 9, 2020 | John Block
    On Wednesday evening, Rep. Xochitl Tores Small’s campaign sent out a fundraising email introducing Emma Caccamo as Torres Small’s new campaign manager. Caccamo previously worked as the campaign manager on Teresa Leger de Fernandez’s race up in the 3rd Congressional District, where Leger de Fernandez won against disgraced ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame, state Rep. Joseph L. Sanchez, District 1 District Attorney Marco Sernce, and a handful of others. Far-left, abortion up-to-birth Rep. Xochitl Torres Small is also another benefactor of EMILY’s List, which has endorsed her for her unashamed abortion up-to-birth policies, previously when she worked for Planned Parenthood, and...
  • Action Alert: Stop [NM] Dems’ automatic mail-in ballot amendment that may open door to fraud (New Mexico special legislative session)

    06/19/2020 10:32:33 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    Pinon Post ^ | June 19, 2020 | John Block
    🚨DEMOCRATS MAY BE TRYING TO STEAL OUR ELECTIONS AND YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY REQUESTED🚨 It was announced that the Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s bill (SB-4) to force through an all mail-in ballot election in 2020 would only get one committee assignment and it would be on the fast-track thanks to the Democrats’ dark-room deals and closed-off Legislative Session from the public. The Senate Rules Committee added a critical amendment to the bill redacting language forcing through the dangerous option for county clerks to automatically send absentee ballots to every voter in their county — stopping language that may have opened...
  • CD3 candidate vows to contest disqualification (New Mexico)

    02/15/2020 6:09:50 PM PST · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 14, 2020 | T. S. Last
    SANTA FE — A prospective candidate in the race for the 3rd Congressional District seat who was disqualified by the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office for using the wrong form to collect petition signatures is vowing to contest the decision through legal means. In an inculpatory statement provided to the Journal, the campaign for Republican Anise Golden-Morper accused Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse-Oliver, a Democrat, of playing politics and using “dirty tricks” to eliminate the leading fundraiser among GOP candidates. “Anise is being targeted by a hyper-partisan witch hunt similar to what just happened to President Trump in Washington...
  • Popular meteorologist to run for US Senate in New Mexico

    01/07/2020 7:56:25 AM PST · by CedarDave · 22 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 7, 2020 | Russell Contreras
    Mark Ronchetti, a meteorologist in Albuquerque and one of the most popular television figures in the state, is joining the race for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, adding more drama to a contest some Democrats had believed was a safe seat. Ronchetti, 46, announced Tuesday he is jumping into the fight for the GOP nomination after stepping down for his job Monday as chief meteorologist for the CBS affiliate in Albuquerque. ... Ronchetti said he was jumping into the race because he was “fed up” with politicians in Washington not solving problems. He called himself a “proud conservative New Mexican”...
  • Fourth Republican entering U.S. Senate race (NM, To replace retiring Dem)

    01/05/2020 4:47:16 PM PST · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 5, 2020 | Scott Turner
    Businessman Louie Sanchez remembers growing up in a trailer in the South Valley where he said he learned the value of hard work. It’s those working class roots he wants to emphasize when he launches a bid for the U.S. Senate on Monday. Sanchez will join a growing Republican field that includes former New Mexico State University professor Gavin Clarkson; anti-abortion advocate Elisa Martinez; and Albuquerque contractor Mick Rich in the race to replace Democrat Tom Udall, who is not seeking reelection to a third term. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján and accountant Andrew Perkins are seeking the Democratic nomination....
  • Two GOP candidates formally announce in 3rd Congressional District

    12/20/2019 11:38:10 AM PST · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 13, 2019 | Mark Oswald
    SANTA FE – Alexis Johnson and Harry Montoya, two Republicans who have previously filed paperwork to run for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District seat in the U.S. House, made formal announcements of their candidacies this week. In a news release. Johnson, who lives in Santa Fe and is a graduate of New Mexico Tech, describes herself as a rancher, engineering consultant, social conservative and pro-life mother who was raised in southeastern New Mexico. She said she has worked in environmental engineering as a liaison in the Permian Basin, helping private business and government entities reach solutions to complex technical and...
  • Trump reelection campaign hiring in Minnesota, New Mexico

    10/16/2019 1:29:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 15, 2019 | Jonathan Easley
    President Trump’s reelection campaign says it is hiring staff and opening field offices in Minnesota and New Mexico, two traditionally blue states the president’s strategists have identified as having potential to flip in 2020. Still, the Trump campaign believes that both states are in play this time around. On a conference call with reporters, a senior official said the campaign is working on a “huge buildout” of paid staffers and a volunteer network in Minnesota that will dwarf their 2016 efforts there. In the past election, the campaign had only one staffer on the ground in Minnesota, and that person...
  • Democrats slap the faithful during LGBTQ town hall

    10/15/2019 12:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 13, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    Anyone wondering why religious people still support Donald Trump, despite his flaws, need only watch a recording of the Democrats’ fanatical LGBTQ town hall last week. From Elizabeth Warren mocking religious males as incapable of finding a wife to Beto O’Rourke’s promise to strip tax benefits from religious institutions, or Cory Booker’s assertion that Catholics use religion to justify discrimination, you see the ugly face of militant secularism and coercion. It is frightening that every one of the nine Democratic candidates who took part in the CNN event has signed up to extreme policies that attack religious liberty and radically...
  • Protestors gather outside Pres. Trump rally in Rio Rancho (New Mexico)

    09/16/2019 5:52:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KRQ-TV ^ | September 16, 2019 | Gabrielle Burkhart
    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Protesters have gathered about 100 feet away from the arena where President Trump will be speaking Monday night. The crowd has steadily grown in what’s been designated as the “Free Speech Zone” across the street from the entrance where Trump supporters are heading into the Sana Ana Star Center. So far, the protests have been peaceful, with people holding handmade anti-Trump signs. There has been some arguing back and forth with Trump’s supporters and some chanting. People in this crowd believe Trump will not win over New Mexico. “We’re all about love, we’re not about...
  • Tips for those headed to Trump rally (New Mexico)

    09/15/2019 5:26:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    KOAT-TV ^ | September 15, 2019 | Brandon Evans
    Rio Rancho mayor says "zero tolerance" for anyone who displays violence or aggression RIO RANCHO, N.M. — We're only hours away from the gates opening at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. KOAT spoke with Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull about what people should expect Monday when President Donald Trump is in town. This will be the biggest event Rio Rancho has ever hosted, and as you would expect, a lot of planning has gone into it. “We’re dealing with a sitting president of the United States here, so there’s going to be high security all over,” Hull...
  • Trump's New Math: Inside the Plan to Flip Blue States in 2020

    09/09/2019 6:40:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Time ^ | September 9, 2019 | Brian Bennett
    When President Donald Trump steps on stage for a campaign rally in Rio Rancho, New Mexico next week, even his own campaign staffers know he will be facing long odds. A Republican candidate for President hasn’t won the state since 2004, when George W. Bush beat John Kerry there by a margin of just 5,988 votes. Trump himself lost the state by eight points to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and his disapproval rating among registered voters there is a crushing 57%, according to the Morning Consult voter tracking poll. Nonetheless, Trump’s campaign is betting it can win in New Mexico....
  • Lewandowski predicts Trump will win by wider electoral margin in 2020

    09/05/2019 9:19:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 5, 2019 | Tess Bonn
    Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski predicted Thursday that President Trump will win by a wider electoral margin next year compared to his 2016 victory. “My prediction is Donald Trump will win by a larger electoral margin than he did in the 2016 election,” Lewandowski told Hill.TV. He was also optimistic about Trump’s ability to win three states that he lost in 2016: New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Nevada. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won all three states by a slim margin. Trump received 304 electoral votes to Clinton's 227, for a 77-vote margin of victory.
  • Democratic National Committee Will Raise Funds in Mexico — and Seek Hillary’s Help, Too

    08/26/2019 9:13:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    LifeZette ^ | August 21, 2019 | Staff
    With the Democratic National Committee (DNC) struggling to raise money, Chairman Tom Perez is planning to hold multiple fundraisers in Mexico City this September. The three fundraisers scheduled for the 28th, according to Bloomberg, will range from a student-centric event with a $25 minimum entry fee to a dinner at which tickets could go as high as $15,000. Under Perez’s leadership, the DNC has lagged far behind its Republican National Committee (RNC) counterpart in raising funds. Election 2020 Democratic National Committee Will Raise Funds in Mexico — and Seek Hillary’s Help, Too Chairman Tom Perez is organizing events in Mexico...
  • Pollster: Voter dials show independents siding with Trump on immigration

    08/02/2019 5:58:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 2, 2019 | Joshua Nelson
    Pollster Lee Carter measured the responses of a group of 100 voters to President Trump’s rally in Cincinnati and she said Friday that independents are leaning toward the president's immigration stance. At one point in the speech, Trump said Democrats’ greatest “betrayal” was supporting “open borders’ and Democratic lawmakers “care more about illegal aliens than they care about their own constituents." “We’re not going to do that,” Trump said to his base at the rally on Thursday. Carter, president of communications consulting firm Maslansky + Partners, said the voter-reaction analysis showed independents tracking closer to Republicans than Democrats in response...
  • Nancy Pelosi Told Donald Trump He Was 'Scaring the Children of America' With Threats of ICE Raids

    06/24/2019 10:56:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 24, 2019 | Ramsey Touchberry
    President Donald Trump over the weekend backed off a threat to have Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conduct massive nationwide raids to deport "millions" of migrants illegally in the United States, an act that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says came after she phoned the president last week. "When I spoke to the president, I said, 'Look, I'm a mom, I have five kids, nine grandchildren and children are scared. You're scaring the children of America, not just in those families, but their neighbors and their communities,'" the California Democrat said Monday while discussing immigration at an event in Queens, New...
  • Romney: We have a 'responsibility' to fulfill Obama's 'commitment' to Dreamers

    04/07/2019 11:53:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 7, 2019 | Sean Higgins
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said Sunday Dreamers, children of immigrants brought into the country illegally, should get legal status. "Well, it's been put in place by President Obama and I believe we have a responsibility to fulfill what is a presidential pledge and commitment. So that's in the past. I would provide legal status for those Dreamers in the country," Romney said on NBC's "Meet the Press," referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that shields these individuals from deportation. "That's something the president's put on the table. I think we should get that job done, and hope,...