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New Mexico (GOP Club)

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  • Daughter of this blue bastion's last Republican senator shatters state Republican fundraising record (New Mexico)

    04/05/2024 4:44:14 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 5, 2024 | Paul Steinhauser
    The daughter of New Mexico’s last Republican senator has set a new fundraising record for a GOP Senate candidate in the blue-leaning southwestern state. Nella Domenici's campaign announced early Friday that the candidate brought in over $1.25 million from mid-January, when she launched her bid, through the end of last month, which brought to a close the January-March first quarter of 2024 fundraising. Domenici, the daughter of former longtime Republican Sen. Pete Domenici, is the presumptive GOP nominee and is aiming to defeat Democrat Sen. Martin Heinrich, who is running in November for a third six-year term representing New Mexico...
  • OPINION: Biden's plummeting support in NM a product of his green agenda

    02/05/2024 1:49:48 PM PST · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 4, 2024 | state Sen. David Gallegos / Eunice Republican
    New Mexico may be small in terms of population, but we are the second-largest producer of oil. We punch well above our weight when it comes to American energy. That’s starting to be a problem for President Joe Biden. New polling data shows Biden’s support in our state plummeting. With an approval rating of just 41% and a disapproval rating of 57% (according to a new Public Opinion Strategies poll), Biden finds himself 16 points underwater (in New Mexico). This decline is particularly worrying for the president, given that he won New Mexico by a comfortable 10-point margin during the...
  • The Red Wave That Wasn’t

    12/13/2022 12:24:45 PM PST · by absalom01 · 73 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | December 12, 2022 | Bradley Devlin
    Republican voters did their part. When one accumulates the popular vote for House races across the country, Republicans won by three percentage points—a margin that was once just under five points but narrowed as votes from deep-blue districts trickled in over weeks after Election Day. That kind of turnout for Republicans “would normally translate into GOP gains of 20-30 seats,” according to the Cook Political Report. But Republicans have as of early December netted only eight seats, bringing their total in the House to 220. At most, Republicans will hold 222. In races that seemed to be easy flips, Republicans...
  • Democrat gerrymandering ends in win for anti-police Gabe Vasquez (NM)

    11/10/2022 3:57:58 PM PST · by CedarDave · 6 replies
    The Piñon Post ^ | November 9, 2022 | John Block
    On Wednesday afternoon, Democrat Gabe Vasquez declared victory in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District race against incumbent Republican Rep. Yvette Herrell, who has held the seat since 2021. Rep. Herrell wrote the following in a concession statement: While we are disappointed by the final results, I am incredibly proud of our team and the work we did serving our district, and I am grateful for the steadfast support of so many who helped us along the way. I’d also like to congratulate Gabe Vasquez on his victory. Two years ago, the Democrats in Santa Fe announced they would gerrymander our...
  • Libertarian candidate Bedonie: GOP’s Ronchetti ‘cannot win with me in the way’ (New Mexico)

    10/18/2022 10:11:37 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    The Piñon Post ^ | October 17, 2022 | Piñon Post staff
    On Sunday night, a video began circulating showing a Republican-turned-Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Karen Bedonie saying her Republican rival Mark Ronchetti “cannot win” with her in the race. Both are running to unseat Democrat first-term Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. In the video shared on Twitter, Bedonie says, “The only comfort I find in this race is that man (Ronchetti) cannot win with me in the way. That man cannot win this race. He will never be governor as long as I am alive and well and in this race. The snippet appears to be taken from a previous live stream Bedonie...
  • Dow ad hits Ronchetti over 2019 climate change, anti-Trump comments (NM Pub gov primary)

    04/26/2022 4:31:42 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 19 replies
    The Piñon Post ^ | April 26, 2022 | John Block
    On Tuesday, state Rep. Rebecca Dow released a new advertisement showing fellow Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Ronchetti’s ties to George Soros-funded groups, first reported by the Piñon Post in 2020. Ronchetti addressed a “climate change” event in 2019 at the University of New Mexico, where he pledged to work with climate activists.As we previously reported: The radical group Ronchetti partnered with, Climate 350, is currently funding a campaign called “Vote Climate” that plans to use people in the media to help “educate” the public, namely REPUBLICAN VOTERS who they believe do not acknowledge the “science of climate change.”Dow’s campaign wrote...
  • 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....