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Gary Johnson: Libertarians won't be to blame
Gary Johnson spent the night mingling with supporters casually and thanking them for their votes. He took the stage a short while ago after running mate, Judge James Gray.
4th Party Roundup
Yeah, yeah, Bronco Bama and Mittens Whatever. Surely some of you are as sick as I am of the non-stop coverage those guys get and are wondering how the OTHER candidates are doing.
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Gary Johnson: Coming to a ballot near you
When voters hit the polls countrywide, they’ll see at least three options for president. One of them is former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. As the Libertarian candidate, he’s pitching himself as fiscally conservative and socially liberal.
Heather Wilson and American Crossroads
Outside money from Super PACs is already pouring into the New Mexico Senate race between Heather Wilson and Rep. Martin Heinrich. American Crossroads—a conservative super PAC launched in 2010 with help from Karl Rove and former RNC chairman Ed Gillespie—released an its first pro-Wilson ad on Wednesday. The ad, which Crossroads spent $250,000 to air across the state, is a positive bio spot that emphasizes her Air Force career and her “independent record.”
Is New Mexico still a swing state?
Presidential politics were likely not on the minds of New Mexico voters during the primaries on Tuesday. There was no question as to whether Mitt Romney and President Obama would be the major party candidates on the ballot in November. But the general election cycle has begun. At this point, the outlook for the typically competitive and evenly divided state appears surprisingly one-sided.
Citizens United screws with local primary races
Democrat PRC candidate Al Park made a last-ditch attempt in Federal Court to prevent his opponents from spending their campaign funds.
Early Voting Ends Tomorrow!
It’s getting down to the wire to vote in the primary. Unsure about who’s running and what their platforms consist of? Check out our user-friendly election guide, which you can even personalize and access with your smartphone.
Al Park’s omission
During our endorsement interview, we asked attorney and PRC candidate Al Park about a potential conflict of interest in contracting with the state if he gets elected.
That day in early May, he told the editorial panel, "Over 50 law firms in the state have risk management contracts, and we've got a really small one." He failed to mention his firm— Park & Anderson, LLC—has made more than $600,000 from that contract in the last 10 months.
Today is the last day to register to vote in the primaries
We’ve been busy interviewing candidates in this year’s primary election on June 5. We’ll have our endorsements out soon!
In the meantime, make sure you’re registered to vote. You’ve still got a little more than two hours to get it together.
Santorum calls it quits
Republican candidate Rick Santorum dropped out of the race today, which effectively means Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee. Santorum’s daughter is ill, and he hasn’t been polling well.
Here’s a post on his relative truthiness over the course of the campaign from PolitiFact.
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