Editorial: Cap-and-trade bill promises paltry returns

Democratic dissension, Republican opposition and growing public skepticism may derail Congress’ potentially economy-crippling carbon cap-and-trade bill, perhaps saving Americans billions of dollars. The bill’s author, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is opposed by centrist Democrats, who fear the Draconian regulations would severely harm their constituents. Congress members representing the steel industry and coal and nuclear power […]

Republicans elect officers

CNJ staff The Curry County Republican Party held elections for offices Monday night at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Officers elected were: Rube Render, county chairman; Brett Johnson, first vice chair; Ben McDaniel, second vice chair; and Marge Render, secretary/treasurer. Rube Render, Johnson and McDaniel were also elected to the Republican Party’s state central committee. Also […]

Republican Party of New Mexico appoints new director of communications

The Republican Party of New Mexico is pleased to announce Janel Causey’s appointment as the Party’s director of communications.

Webcasts ‘thorny issue’

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican It’s the issue that won’t go away: to webcast or not from the state Capitol. As a House subcommittee considers whether and how to allow webcasting, the topic came up during Senate floor debate on a budget proposal when Sen. Mark Boitano, R-Albuquerque, attempted an amendment to […]

Ingle ready to lead Legislature

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan State Sen. Stuart Ingle expects the financial shortage to be the biggest issue in this year’s Legislative session. Here, he sits in his Portales home next to photos of his daughters. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Hunter, family man, farmer, state senator for 24 years. Portales resident Stuart Ingle […]

Despite election outcome, area largely Republican

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer There were no surprises about the results of the Nov. 4 presidential election among political party leaders in eastern New Mexico. While President-Elect Barack Obama won the state, Republican John McCain was a decisive winner in Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties. Curry County Republican Chairman Rube Render said he […]

Lyman, Baker win county clerk, treasurer positions

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Winners of the county clerk and county treasurer races said Tuesday they will update the county Web site to allow residents to perform tasks such as paying taxes or accessing public documents. Republican county clerk candidate Coni Jo Lyman won 8,823 to 5,005 against opponent Cindy McDaniel, who ran […]

Final unoffical Parmer County election results

U.S. President and Vice PresidentRepublican• John McCain and Sarah Palin, 839Democrat• Barack Obama and Joe Biden, 145Libertarian• Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root, 5 U.S. SenateRepublican• John Cornyn, 821Democrat• Richard J. (Rick) Noriega, 128Libertarian• Yvonne Adams Schick, 12 U.S Representative, District 19Republican• Randy Neugebauer, 827Democrat• Dwight Fullingim, 123Libertarian• Richard “Chip” Peterson, 18State Representative, District 88Republican• […]

Final unoffical Bailey County election results

U.S. President and Vice PresidentRepublican• John McCain and Sarah Palin, 609Democrat• Barack Obama and Joe Biden, 372Libertarian• Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root, 23 U.S. SenateDemocrat• Richard J. (Rick) Noriega, 625Republican• John Cornyn, 1,586Libertarian• Yvonne Adams Schick, 41 U.S. Representative, District 19 Republican• Randy Neugebauer, 1,680Democrat• Dwight Fullingim, 527Libertarian• Richard “Chip” Peterson, 67 Railroad CommissionerRepublican• […]

Sept. 14, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Organizers largely unappreciated One really has to wonder about the Republican party after its national convention. Speaker Rudy Giuliani brought up the topic of community organizers and the audience laughed. Then vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin made a reference to community organizers and the audience snickered. For a party that wants to be known as […]

McCain needs to capitalize on momentum

Freedom New Mexico Well, Sen. John McCain has largely succeeded in his mission to firmly claim control of the Republican Party and to give his campaign the largest possible boost going into the fall contest for the White House. First off, McCain went to the Republican National Convention still struggling to convince the conservative grass […]

Sept. 7, 2008 Club Notes

Curry County Federated Republican Women The Curry County Federated Republican Women met July 8 at Dakota’s Steakhouse. Dan East was the guest speaker. A report was given on the activities of the Curry County Republican Party. The August meeting was canceled due to the involvement with the Curry County fair booth. The county republicans have […]

Udall talks energy in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico Photo: Karl Terry U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., addresses a town hall audience at Eastern New Mexico University. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., made a stop on the Eastern New Mexico University campus in Portales Wednesday as a part of his campaign for the U.S. Senate. […]

Best option for senator is resignation

Freedom New Mexico It is ironic how often great malefactors get tripped up on matters that seem picayune by comparison. Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens has for decades had a reputation as one of the most shameless, unapologetic and relentless pork barrelers in Congress. Sen. Stevens, the longest serving Republican in the Senate — since […]

July 6, 2008 Club Notes

Curry County Federated Republican Women The Curry County Federated Republican Women met June 10 at Dakota’s Steakhouse. The guest speaker was District Attorney Matt Chandler, who presented information on preventing identity fraud and what to do if you are a victim. Local attorney Kathleen Haynes, esq., will be the guest speaker at the next meeting […]

Energy sources now main focus of U.S. majority

Freedom New Mexico Republican presidential candidate John McCain this week reversed his position and drew environmentalists’ wrath when he came out in favor of lifting the federal ban on off-shore oil drilling. McCain apparently realizes he needs motorists’ votes more than environmentalists’ endorsements. Better late than never. Rising gasoline prices have focused voters’ attention. A […]

June 8, 2008 Club Notes

Curry County Federated Republican Women The Curry County Federated Republican Women met May 13. The meeting was called to order at 11:30 a.m.. The prayer was offered by Carolyn Shipley and the pledge by all present. Rep. Anna Crook spoke for a moment about Senate Bill 2123, which would make EMT unionization mandatory, and asked […]

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., […]

June 3 Primary Election Ballot, Voting Locations

Primary Election: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 3U.S. President (All Curry County Precincts)(Democrat) Caucus Feb. 5, 2008(Republican) John McCain(Republican) Ron PaulU.S. Senate(Democrat) Tom Udall(Republican) Steve Pearce(Republican) Heather A. WilsonU.S. Representative, District 3 (All Curry County Precincts)(Democrat) Ben R. Lujan(Democrat) Donald H. Wiviott(Democrat) Benny J. Shendo Jr.(Democrat) Harry B. Montoya(Democrat) Jon Adams(Democrat) Rudy Martin(Republican) Marco […]

GI Bill reform needs fine-tuning

By Tom Philpott: CNJ Columnist In perhaps any other year, the new Republican plan for enhancing the Montgomery GI Bill, which Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) introduced this week with Sens. Richard Burr (N.C.) and John McCain (Ariz.), would win high praise from advocates for service members and veterans. But as momentum builds on Capitol Hill […]