Place your bets with the Alibi's 2008 Primary Election Guide
By Christie Chisholm and Marisa Demarco
Not many people typically vote in primary elections. They're just not on the public radar, especially when it comes to local offices. But this year is different. Look no further than the swarms that came out to vote in the national Democratic caucuses for either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. This year we're making history in more ways than one.
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U.S. Congress: District 1
Job Description: The federal representative for New Mexicans living in the First Congressional District. Drafts and votes on legislation.
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