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…
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Late last week, an amendment proposed by Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D), of New Mexico’s third district, attempting to alter a deal between the U.S. government and a major mining firm was voted down. Lujan had been seeking to tweak the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2009, legislation originally introduced by Senators John Kyl and John McCain allowing for an exchange of land between the federal government and the Resolution Copper Co. Lujan had hoped to protect this land,
Rep. Ben Luján (D-N.M.) and other Democratic members of the New Mexico congressional delegation are asking the Obama administration to open a regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in central New Mexico.
Martin Resendiz, the Mayor of Sunland Park, a community of around 15,000 people near Las Cruces, admitted to signing contracts with a San Diego–based parking design firm while drunk. The deal, totaling more than $1 million, was penned at a local restaurant, the Albuquerque Journal reports. Now the company, Synthesis +, is suing the city for nonpayment.
Both Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) and the American Civil Liberties Union agree: There needs to be an investigation into Spc. Adam Jarrell’s claims of racial discrimination. Jarrell, who is African American, claims that while deployed in Afghanistan with the New Mexico National Guard, he was subject to systemic racial discrimination: the worst incident happened when he found a noose outside his sleeping quarters.
President Barack Obama called for immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, in a speech in El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday. It was Obama’s first trip to the border as president.
Sunland Park mayor David Resendiz is reportedly set to enter the 2nd Congressional District race as a Democrat, according to reports from Capitol Report New Mexico and the Las Cruces Sun-News. Resendiz would be the first Democrat to enter the race.
Rep. Steve Pearce participated in the celebrations outside the White House following the news of Osama bin Laden’s death, the New Mexico congressman said in an op-ed sent to media throughout the state Monday.
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., is traveling to speak to a tea party meeting in the state’s largest city, but he tells NMPolitics.net that his Albuquerque trip has nothing to do with a potential Senate run.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass a budget on almost uniformly partisan lines. The budget created by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., with all but six Republicans voting yes and no Democratic votes. The New Mexico delegation, two Democrats and one Republican, split on the vote.
New Mexico is the site of one of the country’s most competitive Senate races, according to Politico. The site’s monthly ranking shows New Mexico as the 8th most competitive race because of the candidacies of Democrat Rep. Martin Heinrich and Republican former Rep. Heather Wilson.
Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., told KUNM there is “no constitutional authority” for funding public broadcasting like NPR or PBS. KUNM is an NPR affiliate.
Republican Senate candidate Greg Sowards told Politico Tuesday that no candidate in the Republican primary would be further to the right than he is. Sowards also said he didn’t believe that Rep. Steve Pearce would enter the Republican primary.
On Monday, former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson announced she will run for U.S. Senate. Wilson quickly picked up endorsements from prominent New Mexico Republicans, including former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, and criticisms from Democrats, who noted her involvement in the scandal of fired U.S. Attorney David Iglesias.
Heather Wilson is “reaching out to potential staffers” for a run to replace retiring U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, according to Politico. It is the latest indication that the former U.S. Representative could be gearing up for her second Senate run.
Though Jeff Bingaman’s decision not to run for a sixth term in the United States Senate was just announced hours ago, already people are discussing who will run to replace New Mexico’s senior senator.
Reps. Ben Ray Luján and Martin Heinrich, both Democrats, took to the floor of the House Wednesday to voice their opposition to the Republican spending bill. Both opposed cuts to the national labs that they say are key to the country’s defense.
Sarah Palin may be a weak candidate in a general election in New Mexico, but she would receive significant support in the primary, according to a poll by Public Policy Polling. The survey also shows that though former Gov. Gary Johnson would be the strongest Republican candidate against President Barack Obama in New Mexico, he would be tied for fourth place in a Republican primary.
Sen. Jeff Bingaman, who has not yet announced his decision on whether to run for re-election, leads major potential Republican candidates in a poll released by the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling. PPP showed that Bingaman had an extremely high approval rating: 56 percent approved of his job performance while just 27 percent disapproved, the fourth highest among senators polled in the last year by PPP.