It took a couple weeks but a New Mexico Watchdog story about the Rio Arriba County Commission spending $2,500 in taxpayers’ dollars so two county employees can attend a well-known liberal political convention has generated plenty of controversy.
“This entire conference is clearly not training for any County employee,” a blistering editorial in the Rio Grande Sun [...]
Incumbency is supposed to have its advantages but on the eve of the state’s primary elections, a number of sitting legislators in the Roundhouse are hustling to keep their seats.
Unlike US congressional and senate races where there is plenty of polling to determine who’s supposedly leading on not, statehouse races involve a measure of guesswork. [...]
It was either a one-punch knockdown that had a state senator wielding a beer bottle as a weapon or a simple exchange of words and nothing more.
But even by the rough and tumble standards of Rio Arriba County politics, it has people in northern New Mexico buzzing.
As reported first in the Rio Grande Sun, back [...]
As the final weekend prior to Election Day wraps up, more newspaper editorial boards across the state have made their endorsements of various candidates. As a result, we have updated our spreadsheet so you can see at a glance who got the editorial nods. The new additions are:
The Roswell Daily Record
The Santa Fe Reporter