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Johnson admits Libertarian bid to unseat Heinrich is long shot

Former Gov. Gary Johnson said he used to believe the job of a U.S. senator was “bellying up to the trough.” more

How does a county increase voter turnout?

By Heath Haussamen NMPolitics.netJohn Gomes was smiling as he filled out a voter registration form at Chaparral High School in April."I love being patriotic and living in this country," said the … more

Education ruling will pressure incoming N.M. governor

Congratulations. It's January 2019 and you've just been sworn in as governor of New Mexico. Now, you have less than five months to fix much of what is wrong with the … more

New Mexico gubernatorial candidates spend big to win big

Democratic Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign for governor has cost a whopping $3.9 million so far, … more

Who's backing PACs in New Mexico political races?

A wealthy entrepreneur has been giving away his fortune for decades, and now his efforts are propping up New Mexico's best-funded political action … more

Tornillo, Texas: 'The town where the children are held in tents'

TORNILLO, Texas - Rosy Vega-Barrio is about as close to a mayor as Tornillo has had.As superintendent of the local school district, she leads the institution … more

Colfax County: Graham wins assessors seat; Baca takes sheriff race

The race for Colfax County Assessor was the only close one in the June 5 primary as Kristi Graham narrowly edged out Suzanne Valdez 757 to 722. Leonard Baca, undersheriff at the Colfax County … more

Races taking shape for open state House seats

A Los Alamos National Laboratory engineer and a retired lawyer for the lab were on the way to victory Tuesday night in Democratic primary elections for a pair of open state legislative seats in … more

House District 46: Romero overcomes Trujillo

Political newcomer Andrea Romero scored a stunning upset Tuesday, ousting three-term incumbent state Rep. Carl Trujillo in a fiercely competitive and remarkably nasty Democratic primary race in House … more

State land commissioner: Underdog Garcia Richard edges VeneKlasen

Stephanie Garcia Richard, an educator and state legislator from Los Alamos, won the three-way race for the Democratic Party nomination for state land commissioner in the primary election … more
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