Candidates to file for state races

Kevin Wilson Primary voters in eastern New Mexico should have some choices in June to see who moves on to the general election. With pre-primary conventions concluded for New Mexico Republicans on Saturday, and the Democratic pre-primaries completed a week ago, candidates are lined up to succeed the retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. and possibly […]

Pearce, Mullins win GOP congressional primaries

By Tim Korte: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Steve Pearce will get a chance to win back his old job as a U.S. representative, defeating a little-known Republican primary challenger in the 2nd Congressional District race. Pearce, a three-term former congressman, defeated Roswell-area farmer Cliff Pirtle in Tuesday’s GOP primary. Pearce said campaigning across the […]

Primaries not looking good for insiders

Freedom New Mexico This is the May of Americans’ discontent, to be made glorious this summer and fall. Tuesday, voters acted firmly against the Establishment, Democratic or Republican, in major races across the country. The major vote was in Kentucky, where Rand Paul defeated Establishment favorite Trey Grayson for the GOP nomination for the U.S. […]

Candidates poised to fight civilized race

Freedom New Mexico We may have come to a temporary lull in the frenetic political year this has become, a few moments or even weeks of relative quietude between the end of the primaries and the major party conventions. The candidates and their staffs will undoubtedly be busy during the weeks ahead, but we civilians […]

Ready to vote?

New Mexico’s Democrats and Republicans have their own Web sites, if you’d like to get ready for the June 3 primaries:

Texans have rare opportunity of influence

Freedom Newspapers Texas could be a political kingmaker this campaign season. Such a position wasn’t expected until the first Super Tuesday on Feb. 5. Virtually every election year, states leapfrog each other’s political primary and caucus dates in hopes of exerting more influence on the presidential races. This year the movement was more extreme than […]

McCain seizes GOP command on Super Tuesday

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Democratic Party of Curry County volunteer Larry Moreno directs Helen Gay toward the voting booths after handing her a ballot during the Democratic caucus Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. By David Espo: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain seized command of the race for the Republican presidential […]

Kerry has long, hard road ahead in presidency race

Sen. John F. Kerry’s major victories in primaries and caucuses Tuesday all but seal for him the Democratic presidential nomination. He won decisively in the Minnesota caucuses and in primaries in Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, California and Ohio; he lost Vermont to the state’s former governor and favorite son, Howard Dean, who […]