I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson appeared alongside former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove at an event in Colorado this week, prompting Democrats to criticize Wilson once again for her role in the firing of U.S. Attorney David Iglesias.
Senate candidate Hector Balderas went on the offensive Friday — but in an email against the two top-tier Republican candidates, not his main opponent, fellow Democrat Martin Heinrich. Balderas said that he would vote against the Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., budget. But with the two Republicans, he said, “We just don’t know.”
Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson was not invited to the first New Hampshire debate of the Republican primary on June 13. The debate, sponsored by CNN, WMUR and the New Hampshire Union Leader, does however include Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who has not yet announced her candidacy for president.
Congressman Ben Ray Luján will face attacks from the National Republican Campaign Committee over his vote to raise the debt limit. Luján was one of 97 Democrats voting to raise the debt limit $2 trillion to avoid a default on the debt the United States government owes.
The state is holding hearings today on green building codes that Susana Martinez’s administration has put in the crosshairs. The hearings are the start of a process to roll back the regulations that were passed under the Bill Richardson administration.
Four candidates for city council in Albuquerque qualified for public financing according to the city’s website. The deadline for qualifying for public financing was May 31.
A man who graduated high school in Santa Fe before enlisting in the Army will receive the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama. Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry will be the second living active-duty service member to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.
New Mexico will end a food stamp supplement for elderly and disabled residents, according to the Associated Press. The cuts come just as Congress is considering cuts to the food stamp program even as a record-high amount of people are receiving the benefits.
Former congressional candidate and Iraq war veteran Adam Kokesh was arrested this weekend after dancing at Jefferson Memorial. Video of the arrest has over half a million views on YouTube, and Kokesh is planning to dance at the memorial again.
George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer endorsed Heather Wilson’s Senate campaign Thursday. Fleischer has ties to New Mexico: He was once the press secretary for Sen. Pete Domenici.
Just a day after she distanced herself from Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, Gov. Susana Martinez appeared at an economic forum in Albuquerque where Senate candidate Heather Wilson was speaking. Wilson posted two pictures of the herself sitting next to Martinez at the forum.
Heather Wilson’s Senate campaign released a statement Tuesday from state Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, who says Lt. Gov. John Sanchez should resign from his position if he wants to run for Senate. This comes on the same day that Sanchez publicly announced his candidacy.
Former Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., wasted no time in addressing Lt. Gov. John Sanchez’s entrance into the Republican Senate primary: “We welcome Lt. Governor Sanchez into the race and look forward to contrasting Heather Wilson’s conservative record with his invented one,” a spokesperson for Wilson said.
Lt. Gov. John Sanchez officially announced his Senate candidacy on Tuesday with a web video that highlighted his personal background and outsider status — including something that may foreshadow one of his campaign’s messages against Republican frontrunner and former congresswoman Heather Wilson: “We don’t want to return people back to Washington, D.C., who got us into this mess in the first place,” he said, before vowing to defend “principled, conservative values.”
Gov. Susana Martinez is keeping clear of the Republican Senate primary — for now. Martinez announced that she does “not intend to make an endorsement in the Republican primary at this time.” Martinez has ties to both top-tier Republican candidates. John Sanchez, who made it official that he is running for Senate today, is her lieutenant governor. Heather Wilson headed Martinez’s transition team.
Lt. Gov. John Sanchez will announce Tuesday that he is seeking the Republican nomination for the open U.S. Senate seat. Sanchez will join former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson and two other Republican candidates in the race.
New Mexico is one of four states, and the District of Columbia, that cut Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) block grant money, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The cuts “will carry a heavy human cost,” the policy organization reports. More …
Gov. Susana Martinez’s new leadership political action committee, Susana PAC, uses issues such as drivers licenses for illegal immigrants and voter ID laws to fundraise. The letter, obtained by blogger Joe Monahan, asks for donations from between $25 and $1000 to the PAC dedicated to electing politicians with similar political stances as the governor.
The Teapot Party has retracted its endorsement of Gary Johnson for president in 2012. The political party, founded by country legend and marijuana legalization advocate Willie Nelson, explained the confusion surrounding the endorsement on the party’s blog.