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New Mexico (GOP Club)

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  • Ronchetti leaves KRQE to consider run for governor (New Mexico)

    10/22/2021 12:29:48 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | October 22, 2021 | Daniel J. Chacón
    Mark Ronchetti has resigned as KRQE-TV's chief meteorologist to consider a run for governor. "We have not made a final decision yet," Ronchetti said Friday in a statement. "Krysty and I will continue to talk to our girls and pray about the direction we're going to head in next," he added, referring to his wife and two young daughters. "We hope to have a final decision by next week." During Thursday night's news broadcast, the station reported that Ronchetti had "handed in his resignation to News 13 effective immediately" to consider a run for governor. A political science professor at...
  • Pueblos’ redistricting map would oust only Native American NM congresswoman

    09/21/2021 1:43:53 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    The Piñon Post ^ | September 21, 2021 | John Block
    19 Native American pueblos and the Jicarilla Apache Nation have submitted congressional redistricting plans to the Citizens Redistricting Committee, which ironically would likely oust current Republican Congresswoman Yvette Herrell — a Native American member of the Cherokee Nation. “This effort reflects not only an understanding of the importance of tribal involvement in the redistricting process, but more importantly, the need to protect our cherished right to vote,” claimed Wilfred Herrera Jr., governor of Laguna Pueblo and chairman of the All Pueblo Council of Governors. As reported by the Albuquerque Journal: The proposed congressional map would dramatically reshape the 1st Congressional...
  • Trump-hating socialist who thinks America is a racist country running in CD-2 (NM)

    09/21/2021 1:30:31 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    The Piñon Post ^ | September 16, 2021 | John Block
    On Wednesday, Gabe Vasquez, a far-left city councilor in Las Cruces, announced he is running for Congress in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District to challenge incumbent Republican Congresswoman Yvette Herrell. Vasquez is a known socialist who is diametrically opposed to most values held by the district — values that ex-Rep. Xochitl Torres Small — tried to use to sway moderates. He is a far-left rabid partisan with some of the most extreme far-left views available. Vasquez believes President Donald Trump’s southern border wall is an “insult” and he believes in the naturalization of criminal aliens into New Mexico. Vasquez claimed...
  • Request Ballot Petition Signatures For Albuquerque Republican Mayor

    08/09/2021 4:21:19 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    Freepmail ^ | August 9, 2021 | Freeper MoonHawk
    Received the following from Freeper Moonhawk and posting at his request:Sign Eddy Aragon for ABQ Mayor petition From moonhawk | 08/08/2021 3:05:10 PM PDT read, can you post this link to the New Mexico forum so that any Frrpers from Albuquerque can sign the petition for Eddy Aragon’s candidacy for Mayor of Albuquerque?The deadline is only a day or two away, and he still needs over five hundred signatures. You can sign online. You must be a registered voter in the City of Albuquerque.Eddy is the ONLY Republican running for mayor. Id he doesn’t get the sigs, there will be...
  • GOP Chair in New Mexico Says Trump Will Win State

    11/03/2020 12:05:59 PM PST · by CedarDave · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Oct 2020 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party said on Saturday that Donald Trump will win the state’s five electoral college votes in the presidential election next week. “What do you think the president’s chances in New Mexico on Tuesday?,” Matt Boyle, Breitbart’s Washington political editor, asked New Mexico GOP Chairman Steve Pearce on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Saturday. “The president called about ten days ago to ask that exact question,” Pearce said. “I told him, ‘Sir, you’re going to win on election day. Our job is keeping the win for you,’ keeping them from cheating their way into defeating...
  • 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....