Election 2014

Election 2014
6:10 am
Fri October 17, 2014

KRWG Election 2014 Preview: New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Dist. 5 Challenger Sandy Jones

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Election 2014
6:10 am
Fri October 17, 2014

KRWG Election 2014 Preview: New Mexico Public Regulation District 5 Commissioner Ben Hall

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7:24 am
Wed October 15, 2014

GOP Group Raises $400,000 For Legislative Races

A Republican group has raised $400,000 in the past month to help the GOP gain legislative seats.

A finance report on Tuesday showed Advance New Mexico Now spending $136,000 from Sept. 2 through Oct. 6. Expenditures included almost $55,000 on mailings in House races, $40,500 on polling and nearly $18,000 on radio advertising.

The committee is a "super PAC" that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money to independently advocate the election or defeat of candidates. It has cash-on-hand of $486,000.

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Election 2014
7:09 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Democrat Holds Money Edge In Attorney General Race

Candidates for governor and other offices are disclosing their fundraising as campaigns prepare for the closing stretch to Election Day.

New finance reports show Democrat Hector Balderas holding a more than 8-to-1 campaign cash advantage over Republican Susan Riedel.

Balderas spent nearly $335,000 in the past month, leaving cash-on-hand of almost $602,000 as of last week. Riedel had a balance of about $70,000 after spending more than $161,000.

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Election 2014
6:00 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Clearing The Confusion Over Amendment 1 On The New Mexico Ballot

  Incomplete wording on the New Mexico November ballot could sink the chances to pass a Constitutional amendment. 

Amendment 1 on the New Mexico ballot says its purpose is to “provide that school elections shall be held at different times from partisan elections.”   So it sounds like if you vote “yes” on the amendment, you’re creating a voting restriction.   But just the opposite is true.  The ballot leaves out a crucial piece of information.  The restriction in Amendment 1 would replace a prohibition already in place against holding school elections with ANY other election.

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Election 2014
10:11 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Courts Block Voter ID Laws In Texas, Wisconsin

Courts have blocked enforcement of voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin mere weeks before Election Day.

In Texas, a federal judge declared a measure that was among the toughest in the nation a de-facto poll tax that sought to suppress minority voters.

That decision late Thursday came even as the U.S. Supreme Court barred Wisconsin from enforcing its own voter ID law.

The attorney generals of both states defended the laws and vowed to appeal.

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Election 2014
6:10 am
Fri October 10, 2014

KRWG Election 2014 Preview: Challenger For Doña Ana County Commission District 1

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6:10 am
Fri October 10, 2014

KRWG Election 2014 Preview: District 1 Doña Ana County Commissioner Billy Garrett

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6:44 am
Fri October 3, 2014

New Mexicans Voter Registration Deadline Is Oct. 7

New Mexicans have only a few more days to become eligible to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

Tuesday is the deadline to register as a voter. That's also the first day that New Mexicans can cast ballots in person at a county clerk's office.

County clerks also can start mailing out absentee ballots to voters on Tuesday.

Early voting will expand to more locations statewide on Oct. 18.

Nearly 1.3 million New Mexicans were registered to vote at the start of the month, according to the secretary of state's office.

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Election 2014
6:06 am
Fri October 3, 2014

KRWG Election 2014 Preview: New Mexico House District 35 Challenger Betty Bishop

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Election 2014
6:00 am
Tue September 30, 2014

New Mexico State University Hosts "Great Debate"

 

 

Political Groups at New Mexico State University tried to encourage more students to be involved in local politics by holding a “Great Debate” to argue their political philosophies.

 

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Election 2014
6:10 am
Fri September 26, 2014

KRWG Election 2014 Preview: New Mexico House District 37 Challenger Joanne Ferrary

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7:35 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Governor Outspending Challenger 4-to-1 On TV Ads

A nonpartisan national group reports that Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has spent four times as much as Democratic challenger Gary King on television advertising in New Mexico's race for governor.

The Center for Public Integrity says Martinez has aired about 3,700 ads through Sept. 8 at a cost of about $1.7 million while King has spent a little over $400,000 to broadcast about 800 ads in his primary and general-election campaigns.

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Election 2014
7:31 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Another County Wants Advisory Ballot Questions

Secretary of State Dianna Duran says another county is proposing nonbinding ballot questions to poll its voters in the November general election.

Duran said Monday that Chaves County has approved five advisory questions, including ones to ask the county's voters whether they would support local ordinances to require voter identification, ban the release of wolves in the county and repeal a prevailing wage that must be paid by contractors on certain taxpayer-financed construction projects.

The county also wants to poll its voters about a possible right-to-work measure.

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Election 2014
8:21 am
Mon September 22, 2014

UPDATE: Gubernatorial Candidates Face Off At Forum

 

Republican incumbent Susana Martinez and Democratic challenger Gary King disagreed over the economy and schools in their first appearance together at a candidate forum in New Mexico's race for governor.

King criticized Martinez for presiding over the "worst economy in the country," and said New Mexico has lagged behind other states in job growth.

Martinez jabbed at King for supporting tax increases to balance the budget two decades when he served in the Legislature.

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Election 2014
6:26 am
Fri September 19, 2014

KRWG Election 2014 Preview: New Mexico House District 36 Challenger Andy Nunez

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6:15 am
Fri September 19, 2014

KRWG Election 2014 Preview: New Mexico House District 36 State Representative Phillip Archuleta

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7:57 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Gov. Martinez Has Fundraiser In Texas

Credit Office of the Governor

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has traveled to Texas to raise money for her re-election campaign.

Martinez campaign spokesman Chris Sanchez said Martinez held a fundraiser on Monday in Midland, a West Texas community in the oil-producing Permian Basin.

The governor's campaign will pay for her travel costs.

Sanchez said Martinez was in California on Saturday for a Republican Governors Association conference at Newport Coast and she returned to New Mexico the next day. The association is to cover Martinez's travel expenses.

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Election 2014
8:29 am
Fri September 12, 2014

KRWG 2014 Election Preview: New Mexico House District 39 State Representative Rudy Martinez

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8:23 am
Fri September 12, 2014

KRWG 2014 Election Preview: New Mexico House District 39 Challenger John Zimmerman

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7:31 am
Fri September 12, 2014

New Mexico Ballot To List GOP First

Republican candidates will appear first on the ballot in New Mexico's general election.

A drawing last week determined ballot position.

The secretary of state's office said a GOP candidate's name will be listed first in a contested race, and then the Democrat. A minor party candidate, if there's one, appears next and then an independent.

There's no minor party candidate for statewide office in the Nov. 4 election, but a Constitution Party candidate is running for McKinley County sheriff.

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Election 2014
8:07 am
Fri September 5, 2014

KRWG Election 2014 Preview: New Mexico District 33 Challenger Neal Hooks

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7:55 am
Fri September 5, 2014

KRWG Election 2014 Preview: New Mexico District 33 State Rep. Bill McCamley

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Election 2014
9:16 am
Wed August 13, 2014

McCamley To Propose Marijuana Legalization Bill If Re-elected

The bill state representative Bill McCamley's is developing would mark the second legislative attempt to legalize recreational marijuana in New Mexico
Credit Simon Thompson

New Mexico  State Representative (D-33) Bill McCamley compares the states and federal government’s policy on recreational marijuana to alcohol prohibition in the 1920’s. He says people are going to buy and use marijuana whether it is legal or not- but in Washington state and Colorado a lot of that money is going to the state government.

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Election 2014
6:00 am
Tue August 5, 2014

$10.10 Minimum Wage Proposal To Be Voted On By City Council

City Councillor (District 4) Nathan Small
Credit Simon Thompson

Less than two weeks ago, the city clerk determined that Comunidades en Accion y de Fe or Café  had submitted enough valid petition signatures to put an ordinance to raise the minimum wage in Las Cruces from 7.50 to 10.10 /hour by 2017 before the city council.  The council had previously approved a measure to increase the minimum wage to 8.50 by 2016.

On Monday, the city council voted unanimously to approve the city clerks certification and that the submitted petitions were sufficient to allow the ordinance to be voted on by the council.

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6:00 am
Tue February 25, 2014

"Night At The UN" Coming To NMSU Las Cruces March 7

Jorge Bustamente

    About the Event:

Every year, the Model UN team hosts a special event that culminates our many months of hard work. It is our desire to create an event that appeals to the public-at-large, as well as coincides with the topics we have been studying and researching extensively since the fall. It is our great honor to announce that our annual Night at the UN event will be held on March  7th. This year we have changed the event considerably to something we truly believe will be informative and fun.

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10:34 am
Thu February 13, 2014

American Heart Month-What You Need To Know

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6:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Leslie Endean Singh

  Fred Martino interviews Leslie Endean Singh, a candidate for the Democratic nomination in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District.

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