Final Curry County primary results

Curry County election results (final results as of 3 p.m.) U.S. PresidentRepublican• John McCain, 2,456• Ron Paul, 211 U.S. SenateDemocrat• Tom Udall, 1,391Republican• Steve Pearce, 1,552• Heather A. Wilson, 1,130 U.S. RepresentativeDistrict 3Democrat• Donald H. Wiviott, 717• Ben R. Lujan, 490• Jon Adams, 148• Harry B. Montoya, 107• Rudy Martin, 74• Benny J. Shendo Jr., […]

Early voting numbers down

CNJ staff Early primary election voting ends at 6 p.m. Saturday. Curry County residents may vote in person at the courthouse or the North Plains Mall, according to Chief Deputy County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman. The primary is Tuesday. As of Wednesday, 617 people have voted in person at the courthouse and at the mall, […]

Candidates discuss issues

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer

Lawmakers object to special session

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer To some state lawmakers, the governor might be throwing a monkey wrench at primary elections if he schedules a special session in May. Gov. Bill Richardson is considering a special session for a health care plan that never got heard in the Senate before the Legislature adjourned in February. […]

Clinton wins Florida primary but no delegates at stake

By Mike Glover: The Associated Press DAVIE, Fla. — Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Florida Democratic primary Tuesday night, an event that drew no campaigning by any of her presidential rivals and awarded no delegates to the winner. But Clinton promptly declared it a welcome victory. The New York senator, fresh off her lopsided loss […]

Obama wins South Carolina in racially charged primary

By David Espo and Charles Babington: The Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. — Barack Obama routed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the racially-charged South Carolina primary Saturday night, regaining campaign momentum in the prelude to a Feb. 5 coast-to-coast competition for more than 1,600 Democratic National Convention delegates. Former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina was running […]

Local Roundup: Candidate deadline near

CNJ staff Any person who plans to run for political office in the June Primary must make any necessary changes to their voter registration before 5 p.m. Monday, according the Curry County Clerk’s office. The potential candidate’s voter registration must show their correct address and political party affiliation to be included on the ballot. The […]

McCain wins South Carolina; Romney wins Nevada

By Davd Espo: The Associated Press Sen. John McCain won a hard-fought South Carolina primary Saturday night, avenging a bitter personal defeat in a bastion of conservatism and gaining ground in an unpredictable race for the Republican presidential nomination. Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama split the spoils in Nevada caucuses marred by late […]

Politics coverage rather hollow

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist You would think that being from Italy I’ve had my fair share of politics, and I certainly have when it comes to outrageous situations. But I was nevertheless surprised by the coverage of our current American political races. I am not talking about the candidates or political views, Republican versus […]

Romney wins Michigan GOP primary

By Liz Sidoti and Glen Johnson: The Associated Press DETROIT — Mitt Romney scored his first major primary victory Tuesday in his native Michigan, a win he desperately needed to give his weakened candidacy new life and set the stage for a wide-open Republican showdown in South Carolina in just four days. Romney was the […]

Michigan legal complaint unfounded

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico There are times in our political process where legal recourse is needed. Now is not that time; Michigan is not that place. On Tuesday, the state featured a competitive Republican primary, with Mitt Romney winning with support from both Republican and Democratic voters. Why did Democrats vote for Romney? […]

Four vying to be next mayor of Clovis

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ city editor Four people have declared their intention to run for mayor of Clovis in the March 4 election. Mayor David Lansford has held the position for 12 years. In November, he announced he would not run again for personal reasons. Those who have declared their intention to run for mayor […]

Logan bridge passes inspection

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Freedom Newspapers: Chelle Delaney State Department of Transportation officials inspect the bridge on U.S. 54 at Logan. From left are state bridge inspector Carlos Martinez, bridge engineer Heather Sandoval, student intern Gillie Lopez and patrol foreman James Evans. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers State bridge inspectors gave the bridge on U.S. 54 near Logan passing […]

Voting turnout about average: Primary draws about 20 percent of registered voters.

By Marlena Hartz CNJ STAFF WRITER In Curry County and surrounding areas, voter turnout in the Tuesday primary was lackluster, once again. About 20 percent of registered voters in Curry County cast ballots in the race, according to unofficial poll results available on the New Mexico Secretary of State Web site, www.sos.state.nm.us. By turning the […]

McCulloch to face Bingaman in November

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Political newcomer Allen McCulloch won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday to face Democratic incumbent Jeff Bingaman in November, and former legislator Gary King won a three-way Democratic race for attorney general. Bernalillo County Clerk Mary Herrera won a four-way contest for the Democratic nomination for secretary of state […]

DA race piques voter interest

By Eric Butler: CNJ CORRESPONDENT The combination of the availability of an alternate early voting site with the interest sparked by the district attorney’s race sent more Republicans to the polls in 2004 than the previous primary election. For the Democratic Party, where only one race was contested — State Senate District 7 — significantly […]

Bookout wins treasurer nomination

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Curry County Republicans decided Tuesday by a two-to-one margin that Rhonda Bookout will be their candidate to face chief deputy treasurer Rachel Toney in November’s race for county treasurer. According to election tallies, Bookout received 1,953 votes compared to 970 votes for her Republican primary opponent, Beni A. […]

Chandler will be attorney for the people

By Bennie Nieves: Guest columnist Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal on Thursday offered a guest column to both district-attorney candidates in Tuesday’s primary election. Incumbent Brett Carter chose to write his own report, while challenger Matthew Chandler asked his honorary campaign chairman to write the report. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 […]

Early, absentee voting nears 1,000 in primary

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent The number of people in Curry County who have early voted or requested an absentee ballot for the June 1 primary is nearing 1,000 people. As of Wednesday afternoon, 718 people had early voted. Officials at the Curry County Clerk’s Office said they had sent out 255 absentee ballots. During […]

District 5 candidates unopposed in primary

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer District 5 County Commissioner Tim Ashley, a Republican, has no opponent in the June 1 primary. Democrat Paul D. Barnes, who is challenging Ashley this fall, also is unopposed in the primary. Both candidates recently talked with the Clovis News Journal on issues surrounding county government. If elected in […]