The battle has been joined.
Republicans in two New Mexico counties where legislative races on Election Night were razor-thin have gone to court to impound ballots while the Democratic Party of New Mexico says GOP complaints in Sandoval County — which saw some voters in Rio Rancho wait four hours to cast ballots — should [...]
Democrat Marci Blaze is hoping to trigger an automatic recount with Republican Paul Pacheco in their hard-fought and expensive state House of Representatives race in District 23 that makes up parts of Sandoval and Bernalillo counties.
According to Blaze campaign spokesman Alan Packman, Sandoval County officials will meet Saturday (Nov. 10) to count provisional ballots that [...]
This could be end of the political road for Gary Johnson.
In an exclusive interview with Capitol Report New Mexico on Friday morning, the Libertarian Party candidate for president said, “If there’s no path to winning I’m really not” interested in pursuing another run for the presidency. “I’m not interested in duplicating what I’ve just done,” [...]
Think your vote doesn’t matter?
Consider the case of the New Mexico state House of Representatives race between Democrat Joanne Ferrary and incumbent Republican Terry McMillan.
As of 3:35 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 8th) — two days after Election Day — Ferrary leads McMillan by one vote.
“We’re still counting absentees right now,” Doña Ana County Clerk [...]
After 34 years, Tim Jennings is no longer going to be part of New Mexico’s state Senate.
“It’s been an awesome, absolutely incredible ride,” the outgoing Democrat and Senate pro tem told Capitol Report New Mexico in a phone interview some 16 hours after he learned that he lost by four percentage points (52-48) to dairy [...]
Politics ain’t beanbag and Gov. Susana Martinez didn’t offer any apologies on Monday (Nov. 5) for sending out negative mailers on state Rep. Andy Nuñez (I-Hatch).
“You can’t just stick to one single issue,” Gov. Martinez told Capitol Report New Mexico of the falling out she had with Nuñez a little more than a week ago, [...]
When Capitol Report New Mexico talked to Gary Johnson yesterday (Oct. 31), the Libertarian Party presidential candidate mentioned how Obama supporters in the liberal bastion of Boulder, Colo., staged an anti-Johnson rally.
“Some Democrats there came out in protest of me because I guess the pro-war, anti-marijuana college Democrats there think I’m taking votes away from [...]
Democrat Stephen Easley and Republican Larry Miller are running a straightforward race in a House district that is geographically all over the map.
“The district is oddly shaped,” Miller said. “It’s a lot territory to cover.”
Easley agrees. “A lot of it boils down to a question of getting to know each other,” he said.
A reapportioned House [...]
Douglas MacArthur once said there is no substitute for victory.
And for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, that’s certainly the case. For them, there is no consolation in finishing a close second in this bruising and exhausting race for the White House.
But what about Gary Johnson? The Libertarian Party candidate and former two-term governor of New [...]
Things are getting rough on the rez this election season.
Seven-term state House of Representatives member Ray Begaye (D-Shiprock) is locked in a battle with Republican Sharon Clahchischilliage up in the Four Corners area of the state in District 4, which encompasses a large number of Native Americans of Navajo descent.
Begaye and Clahchischilliage (pronounced CLAW-chiss-chillage) are [...]