Susana attends Koch Brothers event, meets with Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor

By Rob Nikolewski on August 7, 2013

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
Gov. Susana Martinez met with national Republican figures Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor earlier this week at a gathering sponsored by conservative political donors Charles and David Koch.
The twice-annual meeting sponsored by the Koch brothers was held at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort outside Albuquerque.
Politico reported that Rob Tappan, [...]

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Editorial: The elephant in the room

By Rob Nikolewski on April 7, 2013

(This article appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican on April 7, 2013)
Last September, conservative radio host Laura Ingraham said of the national Republican leadership, “If you can’t beat Barack Obama with this record, then shut down the party. Shut it down, start new, with new people because this is a give-me election, or at [...]

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National GOP boss says it’s not the message, it’s the delivery

By Rob Nikolewski on March 24, 2013

Six days after issuing what’s been called an “autopsy” following a loss in the November presidential election, the chairman of the Republican National Committee told New Mexico members of the GOP that the party’s message doesn’t need to be fixed but that its delivery of that message needs an overhaul.
“We have to be a full-time, year-round party,” Reince Preibus said [...]

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RNC chair comes to ABQ, NM’s Lt Gov has advice for wooing Hispanic vote

By Rob Nikolewski on March 21, 2013

Just four months after seeing Mitt Romney lose to Barack Obama, the head of the Republican National Committee comes to Albuquerque as the GOP does some national soul-searching.
Reince Priebus, chairman of the RNC, speaks at New Mexico’s annual Lincoln Day dinner Saturday evening (March 23) and one of the topics of conversation will center on how Republicans can better attract [...]

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Gary Johnson at 6% in national poll, campaign files lawsuit for not getting in the Presidential debates

By Rob Nikolewski on September 22, 2012

A national poll released Friday (Sept. 21) showed Gary Johnson receiving 6 percent support when his name is included with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney while at the same time, the Johnson campaign filed a lawsuit against the Commission on Presidential Debates for excluding the Libertarian Party presidential candidate from joining Obama and Romney in [...]

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