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  • Nate Silver: Clinton one state away from losing Electoral College

    11/06/2016 11:14:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | November 6, 2016 | Jessie Hellman
    Hillary Clinton is one state away from losing the presidential election, FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver said Sunday. While the Democratic presidential nominee has a 65.7 percent chance of winning the presidency on Tuesday, she is not "in a terribly safe position," the pollster said on ABC's "This Week." "The electoral map is actually less solid for Clinton than it was for Obama four years ago," Silver said. Silver came to notoriety by correctly predicting President Obama's victories in 2008 and 2012. Clinton is weaker among Midwestern voters, while Obama had leads in states like Ohio....
  • Trump electrifies Albuquerque crowd

    10/30/2016 11:03:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | October 30, 2016 | Andrew Oxford and Robert Nott
    Without spurring riots or taking even a single jab at Gov. Susana Martinez, Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump jetted into New Mexico on Sunday night to rally his base and demonstrate he could speak to the issues of a state pollsters say Hillary Clinton appears likely to win. Trump roused a diverse crowd that packed an airplane hangar at the Albuquerque International Sunport. He reiterated many of the same talking points he has used around the country in recent days, but also railed about health insurance companies leaving New Mexico or raising their rates to levels he called unaffordable...
  • Trump to hold New Mexico event on Sunday

    10/28/2016 7:01:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KOB-TV ^ | October 28, 2016 | J.R. Oppenheim
    This weekend, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold his second campaign event in New Mexico. Sources not connected to the Trump campaign confirmed to KOB Friday afternoon that the Republican presidential nominee will attend an event on Sunday. Additional details on his campaign visit were not immediately available, but the Associated Press reports the event will happen Sunday evening. Trump does not currently list any official campaign stops for New Mexico on its website, but as of Friday afternoon, the Republican’s campaign website does not show any dates beyond Sunday morning. Trump will hold campaign events Saturday in Golden,...
  • Hillary falls to third place among Independent voters - dropping behind Trump and Johnson

    06/12/2016 4:12:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2016 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has sunken to third place among independent voters, a new poll reveals. Clinton pulled just 22 per cent of the independent vote in the latest Fox News poll, finishing behind Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Trump led among independents, pulling 32 per cent of the vote, while Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, got 23 per cent. 'This is very bad news for Hillary Clinton,' Republican strategist Susan Del Percio told the New York Post. 'She needs independents to win in November.' Clinton did, however, show a three-point...
  • New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez Planning to Meet With Donald Trump?

    06/05/2016 11:24:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Latin Post ^ | June 5, 2016 | Glenn Minnis
    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez may be planning to meet with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump just days after insisting she wouldn't be bullied into voicing her support for him. Reps for Martinez recently revealed she hopes to soon chat with Trump, presumably in hopes of determining if the two might be able to work together for the benefit for the party. "Governor Martinez is encouraged by Mr. Trump's commitment to protect New Mexico's labs and bases, which are not only important to our state but also our national defense," Martinez's press secretary Mike Lonergan said in an email....
  • Great #NeverTrump hope Gary Johnson: I side with Bernie Sanders 73% of the time, you know

    06/01/2016 1:02:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via the Free Beacon, this is the guy I’m stuck with this fall, huh? *ffffaaaarrrrtttt* Second look at NRO Contributor 2016? A few months ago I would have laughed at Johnson for pandering to a left-wing movement that’s purportedly all about economics by emphasizing his common ground with them on everything but economics. After reading this, I’m not so sure. There’s a convincing case out there that a good chunk of Berniemania is twentysomethings and independent white men who disdain the Democratic label, relish the spirit of Sanders’s movement, but … aren’t terribly invested in the ultra-left platform he’s running...
  • Why Gary Johnson will steal more votes from Clinton than Trump

    05/31/2016 2:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | May 31, 2016 | Ron Meyer
    Now that we know former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is going to be the Libertarian Party nominee after this weekend’s convention, much of the talk has centered around how Johnson could be a spoiler for Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton. Conventional wisdom would say that Libertarians and Republicans have a closer ideology than Libertarians and Democrats, and therefore, conservatives dissatisfied with Trump will vote for Johnson. The problem with this conventional wisdom is that 2016 isn’t conventional, and the candidates representing their parties don’t hold the usual ideologies of their parties. At this point, it appears there are more...
  • Some Hispanics Face Ridicule Over Support for Trump

    05/28/2016 9:51:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Steve Peoples & Jill Colvin
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump pińatas - clashing with police, at times - to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration. Yet far from the protests, an increasingly vocal Hispanic minority is speaking out in favor of the brash billionaire. They are backing Trump even in the face of resentment and suspicion from friends and family, who are among the overwhelming majority of non-white voters opposed to the New York businessman's candidacy...
  • Trump’s attacks on Martinez should alarm the GOP

    05/27/2016 8:15:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 77 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 26, 2016 | James Hohmann
    During a 65-minute speech in Albuquerque on Tuesday night, Donald Trump laced into New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. He blamed her for the state’s economic problems, for the growing number of food stamp recipients and for not doing more to reject Syrian refugees. The billionaire even mused about moving to the state to run for governor himself. “She’s got to do a better job,” Trump told thousands of supporters, per The Washington Post’s Jenna Johnson. “She’s not doing the job. We’ve got to get her moving. Come on: Let’s go, governor.” Martinez’s press secretary, Mike Lonergan, responded with a...
  • Libertarian candidate casts Trump deportation plan as 'insanity'

    05/24/2016 10:13:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Gary Johnson, the likely Libertarian candidate for president, is blasting Donald Trump's policy on immigration as "insanity," and positioned himself as a helping hand to those who came here illegally. Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, is expected to emerge this weekend as the Libertarian standard-bearer. "Is my door going to be knocked down because I'm going to get checked for papers?" Johnson said while praising undocumented immigrants who are leaders in their communities. "We're going to now come in and knock down doors and they're going to be deported? It'd be like putting them on the...
  • Challenger wins national post at NM Republican convention Gov. Martinez supporter ousted)

    05/23/2016 11:36:12 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 21, 2016 | Dan Boyd
    Harvey Yates Jr. defeated incumbent Pat Rogers for a state post on the Republican National Committee on Saturday, elevating an outspoken critic of Gov. Susana Martinez’s governing style to a prestigious – if largely symbolic – GOP position. At the New Mexico Republican convention at the Sandia Resort and Casino, Yates received 278 of the 473 votes cast by Republican delegates – or 58.8 percent – to oust Rogers. A former state Republican Party chairman, Yates has been critical of Martinez and her political adviser, Jay McCleskey, in recent years, while Rogers has been closely linked to both the Martinez...
  • Susana Martinez endorsing Rubio

    03/03/2016 4:21:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | March 3, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is endorsing Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, according to the Florida senator's campaign. "Marco Rubio is a compelling leader who can unite the country around conservative principles that will improve the lives of all Americans," Martinez said in a statement early Thursday.
  • Trump ranks 4th among Utah voters, new poll shows

    12/22/2015 1:45:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | December 22, 2015 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Donald Trump continues to be the front-runner in the GOP presidential nomination race, but he's languishing in fourth place in a new poll of Utah voters. The new poll by Dan Jones & Associates comes as former Utah governor and 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. is suggesting Trump has a shot at winning the White House. "People really are hungry for change. They were last time, but it hadn't reached the 212-degree boiling point. This time it has," Huntsman told USA Today's weekly "Capital Download" video series. Huntsman said that's why he thinks Trump,...
  • 'I'll win the Black AND Hispanic vote': Trump bashes Obama as 'doing absolutely nothing for blacks

    08/02/2015 10:08:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2015 | Staff and Reuters
    * Trump said Sunday that 'black people 'are worse now than just about ever' * Claims Obama has done nothing for low employment rates * Weekend poll showed Trump has his greatest support yet nationally He has a 24.9 percent vote among Republicans, according to poll Days after assuring that he has the support of Hispanic voters, Donald Trump has now claimed that African-American people are also on his side - and that Obama has let them down. In yet another round of bashing the President, the billionaire said Obama has done 'absolutely nothing' for the black community. He gave...
  • Donald Trump Is Appealing to "Racist" Voters, Says Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson

    07/15/2015 12:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | July 15, 2015 | Nick Gillespie & Meredith Bragg
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Donald Trump “is appealing to a segment I’ll just label racist,” says Gary Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico and the 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidate. “It exists and it’s out there." "I don’t want to have anything to do with it,” says Johnson. “It embarrasses me. The electorate will paint the entire Republican Party with a broad brush as a result of Trump and it won’t be positive.” Johnson started the 2012 campaign as a Republican before switching to the LP and pulling 1.2 million votes and 1 percent of ballots cast in the general...
  • Shock poll: Jeb Bush is choice of conservatives, Romney is establishment pick

    12/26/2014 11:20:36 AM PST · by entropy12 · 196 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/25/2014 | Paul Bedard
    In a new poll of likely Republican primary voters nationwide by Zogby Analytics, 2012 GOP nominee Romney leads the pack with 14%, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (12%), Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (10%), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (8%), former Arkansas Governor and now Fox News Host Mike Huckabee (7%), Florida Senator Marco Rubio (7%), Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (5%), Rep. and former Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan (4%), Texas Governor Rick Perry (4%), Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (3%), Texas Senator Ted Cruz (3%), South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (2%), former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (1%), and both...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • NM Gov. Susana Martinez's Campaign Strategist Calls Pro-Life Activists 'Pieces of [expletive]'

    06/24/2014 9:56:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 24, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The political strategist for the re-election campaign of New Mexico’s Gov. Susana Martinez (R) reportedly confronted on Saturday a group of pro-life demonstrators in Albuquerque by lashing out, “You are all pieces of [expletive]!” Several members of the pro-life organization Protest ABQ identified the individual rebuking them with vulgar language as Jay McCleskey, chief political strategist for Martinez, who is seeking a second term as New Mexico’s governor. Writing at Operation Rescue, pro-life activist Tara Shaver, who is pregnant herself, wrote, “The pro-life community has been asking Gov. Martinez what she is willing to do to stop pre-born child killing...
  • Five women who could run for president in 2016

    11/22/2012 8:37:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Constitution Daily ^ | November 16, 2012 | Staff
    America has never had a female major party candidate nominated to be president, but the odds are growing that it will happen in 2016. The current favorite for the 2016 Democratic nomination is a woman, and there are at least four other potential candidates in both parties. It isn’t that female candidates haven’t tried. Hillary Clinton came the closest when she lost the Democratic nomination in 2008 to Barack Obama. Here’s a look at the top prospects for 2016, starting with the Democratic frontrunner. Hillary Clinton The current Secretary of State is a huge favorite for the 2016 nomination for...
  • Nervous Heather Starts To Throw Ryan Overboard (NM-Wilson's RINO roots appear)

    08/23/2012 5:00:28 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan ^ | Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | Joe Monahan
    GOP US Senate candidate Heather Wilson, running behind in all polling, is now starting to more firmly separate herself from Paul Ryan and his controversial budget plans. She gave this quote as she responded to renewed attacks from Dem rival Martin Heinrich: ...Wilson told The Hill on Tuesday that she has “been very clear that I have concerns about the budget Congressman Ryan proposed 18 months ago,” and voted against a version of it while serving in Congress in 2007. "If I oppose something, that's now recorded as 'implicit'?" Wilson said. “Had I been in the Senate and on the...
  • Can Romney actually win in New Mexico? (Mitt there today)

    08/23/2012 1:02:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    New Mexico Watchdog ^ | August 23, 2012 | Rob Nikolewski
    Mitt Romney’s appearance in Hobbs on Thursday (Aug. 23) has some Republicans thinking things will be much more competitive for the GOP presidential candidate than they were four years ago. Back in 2008, Barack Obama swamped Republican nominee John McCain, winning the state in a blowout – by 15.1 points in a state that prior to that year had been way too close to call. While a lot of political observers think Obama is the decided favorite to win in New Mexico, things appear to be tightening. After racking up leads of as much as 15 points in some polls,...
  • Romney’s Electoral College prospects bright — still

    05/28/2012 12:19:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | May 28, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Not too long ago pundits were arguing that Mitt Romney’s path to 270 electoral votes was “narrow.” We didn’t buy it. Lo and behold, conventional wisdom has now changed. The Associated Press writes: “Warning signs for Obama on tight path to 270.” The AP explains: Obama’s new worries about North Carolina and Wisconsin offer opportunities for Republican Mitt Romney, who must peel off states Obama won in 2008 if he’s to cobble together the 270 electoral votes needed to oust the incumbent in November. Iowa, which kicked off the campaign in January, is now expected to be tight to the...
  • Heather Wilson Has GOP Confident in New Mexico

    04/05/2012 12:56:57 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 5, 2012 | Kyle Trygstad
    New Mexico insiders from both parties describe Wilson, an Air Force Academy graduate, as a tough and disciplined campaigner, a strong fundraiser and someone whose broad support, including among Hispanics, is in the mold of former Sen. Pete Domenici (R). There’s also no better wingman in the state than Gov. Susana Martinez, a likely surrogate whom Wilson has known for about 20 years. “I think New Mexico is always going to be a swing state on races like this,” said Jay McCleskey, a GOP media strategist in the state and former regional political director at the Republican National Committee. “But...
  • Republican Dan Lewis drops out of race for Congress (New Mexico)

    03/20/2012 6:17:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies · 2+ views
    KOB,com ^ | March 20, 2012
    Albuquerque city councilor Dan Lewis has dropped his bid for Congress. Lewis, a Republican, announced his decision in a news conference Tuesday. In a statement, he said he was quitting the race in part to avoid a contentious primary that could damage the eventual GOP nominee. His departure from the race for the 1st Congressional District race leaves Republican Janice Arnold Jones to face one of three Democratic challengers in November. The Democratic field includes former ABQ Mayor Martin Chavez, former state legislator and city councilor Eric Griego and current Bernalillo County Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham. The congressional seat is...
  • Republican John Sanchez Drops New Mexico Senate Bid

    02/09/2012 3:32:01 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 9, 2012 | Kyle Trygstad
    New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez is dropping out of the open-seat Senate race, leaving former Rep. Heather Wilson with just one opponent in the Republican primary. Sanchez said Thursday that a nasty primary with Wilson and conservative challenger Greg Sowards would hurt the party’s chances of winning the seat in November. “A bitter and divisive Republican Primary would only diminish our party’s genuine opportunity to bring real change in Washington,” Sanchez said in a statement. “The reality is that the path forward to success in the campaign could cause a negative primary struggle that would leave the eventual nominee...
  • Susana Martinez has ‘no intentions’ of joining Mitt Romney as vice president

    01/24/2012 11:35:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 2+ views
    The State Column ^ | January 24, 2012 | Staff
    New Mexico Republican Governor Susana Martinez apparently has “no intentions” of accepting presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s invitation to be his vice president running mate if he wins the nomination. Mr. Romney mentioned the New Mexico governor as a possible running mate during an interview on Fox News Friday, but Governor Martinez says she will not be accepting offers from any of the candidates to be their possible running mates. “I have no intentions of doing anything different other than being governor,” said the New Mexico governor in an interview with ABC News 7 on Friday. Mr. Romney also mentioned New...
  • McCain Warns GOP: Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado Could Be ‘Up For Grabs’ In 2012

    12/04/2011 7:27:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 4, 2011 | Josh Feldman
    On CNN’s State of the Union today, Candy Crowley asked Senator John McCain if the Republican party should be worried about courting Hispanic voters in places like his home state of Arizona heading into next year’s presidential election, particularly given the anti-immigration sentiments of many of the candidates. McCain explained the policy of the United States should be “humane” when it comes to dealing with such matters, a word that got Newt Gingrich in hot water with conservatives when he used it about immigration several weeks ago. McCain suggested that the Latino vote might not necessarily go for Obama because...
  • Karl Rove Coming to Albuquerque to Stump for Heather Wilson (RINO to RINO)

    07/28/2011 1:13:15 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 27, 2011 | Dan Boyd
    Karl Rove, a political strategist who served as an adviser to President George W. Bush, will headline a fundraiser for New Mexico Senate candidate Heather Wilson on Aug. 11 in Albuquerque. Wilson, a Republican who previously represented an Albuquerque-based district in Congress, announced Rove’s visit earlier today. Other details weren’t immediately released.
  • In Iowa, Bachmann, Paul, Palin on the Rise: Romney can't capitalize w/Huckabee, Trump, out of race

    07/13/2011 5:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | July 13, 2011 | Kevin Derby
    A poll unveiled this week from American Research Group shows that three Republican presidential candidates -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska -- are gaining serious momentum in Iowa, site of the first presidential caucus. Bachmann, who declared her candidacy in June and has been surging in polls at both the national and state levels, topped the poll with 21 percent. Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts placed second with 18 percent. Paul, who was the Libertarian candidate in 1988 and ran for the Republican nomination in...
  • Wilson leads big in [New Mexico] GOP Senate primary, poll finds

    05/01/2011 2:25:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    NMPolitics.Net ^ | 4/28/11 | Heath Haussamen
    - - - Wilson leads big in GOP Senate primary, poll findsPosted By Heath Haussamen On April 28, 2011 @ 11:58 pm In News and Analysis | 2 Comments U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson (Photo by Heath Haussamen) Wilson had the support of 59 percent of those surveyed to John SanchezÂ’s 17 percent and Greg SowardsÂ’ 2 percent Heather Wilson has a commanding lead over other declared and likely candidates for the GOP nomination for New MexicoÂ’s open U.S. Senate seat, according to a new, independent poll.Wilson led her closest opponent in the poll by 42 points. She...
  • Pearce Calls on New Mexico Republicans to Take Thoughtful Approach to 2012 US Senate Race

    02/23/2011 5:54:41 PM PST · by CedarDave · 2 replies
    People for Pearce ^ | February 23, 2011 | Steve Pearce
    Text of email sent to supporters this p.m. (not yet on website): Friends, Like everyone else, I was surprised by Senator Bingaman's decision to retire. He served us well and we need to thank him for his service. The retirement of a Senator causes a huge political vacuum in any state and is magnified in less densely populated states like New Mexico. The selection of a candidate needs to be a well thought out decision that is the culmination of much input from family, various leaders and organizations around the state. During the last two days I have talked to...
  • The next Ron Paul, and/or the anti-Palin (Politico at it, again!)

    11/05/2010 10:01:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 5, 2010 | Ben Smith
    Ben Birnbaum writes that former New Mexico Gary Johnson looks set to inherit the small, entertaining Republican primary space occupied by Ron Paul. He also seems set to occupy another space: The anti-Palin. There's a substantial minority of Republicans who don't like her, and with the rest of the field terrified of giving offense, it's a niche that will get him attention and some fans: What does Johnson make of Palin? On a drive through the foothills of New Hampshire, I ask him. Riding shotgun, he turns the question around on me. “Um, I guess some people think she’s folksy,”...
  • Palin Backs Pearce in New Mexico

    10/06/2010 9:30:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 6, 2010 | Mark Halperin
    Former guv calls the House hopeful a "principled conservative" in Wednesday note. Palin's endorsement via Facebook: Steve Pearce for New Mexico With less than four weeks until Election Day, the momentum is clearly on our side. We must keep it going! Today, I’m happy to endorse another principled conservative running for Congress. Steve Pearce, in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, understands what makes this country great. As a decorated military veteran, Steve served our country with honor and distinction. As a successful business-owner, he has created real jobs for New Mexico...
  • Domenici's son mulls run for NM gov.

    01/07/2010 4:46:59 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies · 868+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 7, 2010 | Sean J. Miller
    Former Sen. Pete Domenici's (R-N.M.) son is edging toward a gubernatorial run in New Mexico. "I'm looking very seriously at it," Pete Domenici, Jr. (R) told the Albuquerque Journal. "I'm going to make a decision in a few days." Domenici, an attorney who hasn't held elected office, said yesterday that he has been contemplating a run since before the holiday season and could launch a campaign shortly. If he does enter the race, Domenici would bring solid name ID to the four-strong Republican primary field. His father, a six-term senator who retired in 2008, remains popular in New Mexico.
  • Gary Johnson 2012?

    08/28/2009 7:22:31 PM PDT · by freepersunite · 106 replies · 3,666+ views
    Gary Johnson ^ | 29th August | Johnson2012
    From January 1995 to December 2002, Gary Johnson served as the Governor of the State of New Mexico, and was the first governor in the history of New Mexico to be elected for two consecutive four year terms. He was ranked among the nation's seven top governors in each of the Cato Institute's fiscal report cards between 1996 and 2002. Under Gov. Johnson's administration, New Mexico experienced the longest period without a tax increase in the state's history, the rate of growth in the state government was cut in half, half of the state's prisons were privatized, state Medicaid was...
  • D.A. Joins GOP Field for New Mexico Governor

    07/20/2009 6:01:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 1,095+ views
    Many first-time hopefuls for statewide office at least go through the formality of setting up an "exploratory" committee before officially announcing their candidacies. Not Republican Susana Martinez, the district attorney in New Mexico's Dońa Ana County. She launched her campaign in her state's 2010 open-seat race for governor on Friday without going through an in-between stage. "I'm ready to get to work," she said Friday.
  • Leaving Emperor Bill Richardson's Realm - Years of Buyer's Remorse Lie Ahead

    01/13/2009 9:06:06 AM PST · by NickyAitch · 11 replies · 1,187+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | January 13, 2009 | John Dendahl
    No major New Mexico news organization has had a sustained effort to focus light on, and critique, Richardson’s pay-to-play, his profligate spending, or his ruthlessness.
  • Richardson says Hispanic voters are key to Obama win

    Democrats are realizing that winning the Hispanic vote is more critical than ever if they hope to carry Nevada in November. And so as Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin rallied supporters in Carson City on Saturday, Democrats were redoubling their outreach efforts to Latinos. To point: New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson gathered with local Hispanic leaders for a discussion on the economy at the College of Southern Nevada before setting off to canvass, attend a Telemundo soccer tournament and deliver remarks at the Clark County Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner. The visit was one in a series of recent actions...
  • The Unofficial "Official" Palin Newswire - Issue 3

    09/05/2008 10:15:16 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 64 replies · 690+ views
    Palin Newswire Archives ^ | Setpember 5, 2008 | LibertyRocks
    September 5, 2008 ~ ISSUE 3View archives of the Newswire @ at Rally Report - Sterling Heights, MI - netmilsmom - UPCOMING CAMPAIGN EVENTS:September 6, 2008 - WHAT: Road to Victory Rally: Join Senator John McCain, Cindy McCain and the Vice Presidential Nominee for a Road to Victory Rally WHEN: September 6, 2008 - Doors Open at 9:00 a.m.WHERE: Colorado Jet Center, 1575 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80916For More Information and a map - CLICK HERESeptember 6, 2008 - WHAT: Road to Victory Rally: Join Senator McCain, Cindy McCain, and the Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin.WHEN:...
  • Obama Writes Off Florida and Ohio: Concedes Must Win Some Republican States

    06/16/2008 11:25:53 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 53 replies · 748+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | June 16, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    So much for the 50 State Strategy, announced just last week. The Obama campaign admits neither FL and OH "was hospitable to Obama this year." Even three states Kerry won (PA, MI, NH) "look competitive" for McCain. Obama will try to pick off VA, NM, and others to make up the difference. Is Obama the underdog in this Year of the Democrat?
  • New Mexico Energy Security Conference in Honor of Senator Pete Domenici

    05/14/2008 6:43:53 PM PDT · by redwill · 2 replies · 317+ views
    New Mexico Center for Energy Policy ^ | 5/12/08 | Dr, Daniel Fine
    NMCEP will lead an event in early 2008 that will define the expectations of Americans that they be provided with reliable and competitively priced energy. This will be the first attempt to inject rural viewpoint into energy policy. Senator Pete V. Domenici is expected to deliver a major address at the event. Additional event details will be up soon.
  • Capitan restaurant owner runs for Congress (New Mexico)

    11/08/2007 6:35:41 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 374+ views
    KOB Channel 4 ^ | November 8, 2007
    A rancher and restaurant owner from Capitan plans to seek the Republican nomination from New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District. Ed Tinsley said he will make his formal announcement Nov. 19 for the district. The incumbent, Republican Steve Pearce, will not seek re-election so he can run for the U.S. Senate. Six-term Republican Sen. Pete Domenici will retire in January 2009 because of an incurable brain disease. Tinsley is a former chairman of the National Restaurant Association and current owner of the K-Bob’s steakhouse brand. He said immigration reform, border security, health care, tax relief for small businesses and families and...
  • New Mexico: ‘Land of disenchantment' (race to succeed Steve Pearce)

    10/28/2007 4:58:22 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies · 284+ views
    The Politicio ^ | October 17, 2007 | Josh Kraushaar
    New Mexico Rep. Steve Pearce’s decision to run for the seat of retiring Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.) opens up yet another House seat that both parties plan on aggressively contesting. Pearce is the 13th House Republican not to run for reelection this cycle. Ten have announced their retirement, while three have opted to run for higher office. The district, spanning rural southern New Mexico, is solidly Republican. It gave President Bush 57 percent of the vote in 2004. “This is a Republican stronghold. There are no two ways about it,” said National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Ken Spain. “New...
  • New Mexico Governor and Senate: Incumbents in Control (Bingaman slips a little)

    09/19/2006 6:28:10 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies · 1,558+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 19, 2006
    Election 2006: NM Governor Bill Richardson (D) 61% John Dendahl (R) 26% Election 2006: NM Senate Jeff Bingaman (D) 56% Allen McCullough (R) 32%
  • (NM) Governor might ask Armijo to end campaign (for state Auditor)

    08/30/2006 7:20:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 1,106+ views
    The Free New Mexican ^ | August 29, 2006 | Steve Terrill
    An ``extremely troubled'' Gov. Bill Richardson says he wants to meet with Democratic state auditor candidate Jeff Armijo to decide whether Armijo should drop out of the race over allegations of sexual misconduct. But Armijo said Monday that he's in the race to stay. ``The fact that there are two different police reports with serious claims gives the governor significant concern,'' Richardson spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said in a prepared statement. ``The governor hopes to meet soon with Mr. Armijo to discuss the allegations and decide whether he should stay in the race,'' he said. Richardson plans to meet with Armijo...
  • New Mexico Governor and Senate: Democratic Incumbents Look Safe (says pollster)

    06/30/2006 5:22:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 1,187+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 30, 2006
    Republicans have installed a new contender in the race for Governor here. Whether former state Republican Party chairman John Dendahl can fare better than ousted standard-bearer J.R. Damron, who had been uncontested in his nomination bid, remains to be seen. But Dendahl is regarded by insiders as the more formidable candidate. So far, not so good for the GOP. The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll of the contest—conducted a little more than a week after the switch—shows Democratic Governor Bill Richardson leading Dendahl of 56% to 32%. Thirty percent (30%) of all GOP voters side with Richardson as well. The...
  • Farmington doctor to challenge Bingaman (U.S. Senate Race NM)

    02/07/2006 6:52:56 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 1,539+ views
    KOB-TV ^ | February 7, 2006
    A Farmington urologist, Allen McCulloch, says he’ll run for the US Senate seat currently held by Democrat Jeff Bingaman.
  • Democrat Bingaman's Post May Cull Interest (Biased Article)

    01/26/2006 4:49:14 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies · 1,264+ views
    The Albuquerque Tribune ^ | January 24, 2006 | James Brosnan
    State Sen. Joe Carraro, an Albuquerque Republican, said he would get national support once he files his petitions to get on the ballot and formally announces. "I was assured New Mexico would be targeted once I entered," Carraro said of his talks with the senatorial committee. He told The Tribune that former congressman and vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp has agreed to be his national finance chairman. Santa Fe City Councilor David Pfeffer said the lack of national attention is "good, oddly enough." If the Democrats and Bingaman think he doesn't have much of a contest, Pfeffer said, "that will...
  • Website For NM Republican Senate Candidate Is Up

    01/16/2006 5:18:36 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies · 1,355+ views
    A urologist and former chemical engineer, McCulloch seeks to be New Mexico's next U.S. Senator.
  • Could Bingaman Get A Serious Challenge?

    12/20/2005 7:58:48 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 1,240+ views
    The Hotline ^ | November 3, 2005 | Quinn McCord
    Although he's received virtually no media coverage so far, NM SEN candidate/urologist Allen McCulloch (R) quietly raised nearly $136K from various contributors in the 3rd quarter, far outpaising the $21K raised by Santa Fe councilor David Pfeffer (R). In that time, McCulloch somehow managed to spend only $428, leaving him with over $140K CoH. The only press mention of McCulloch to date comes courtesy of logger Joe Monahan who wrote in 8/05 that insiders have described McCulloch as a "reliable right-wing" GOPer and "is the son-in-law of well-known Four Corners oilman Jimmy Drake." A source: "Jimmy has not had the...