2016 election, from our partners, Political New Mexico

Legislative Candidates Spent More than $10m

17 Dec, 2016  

By Sandra Fish / NM In Depth Legislative candidates raised $12 million and spent more than $10.3 million during the 2016 election cycle. Republicans lost their state House majority despite outraising and outspending Democrats overall. Democratic Senate candidates outspent their GOP opponents while increasing their majority. even though Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez lost his [...]

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New Mexico’s New Legislature Faces Immediate Budget Battle

14 Dec, 2016  

By Joseph Buck and Jake Schwanitz / NM News Port The dust from Election Day has settled and New Mexicans now know who will be in positions of power in the New Mexico state legislature. Democrats returned to their familiar place as the majority party in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Republicans watched their [...]

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Incumbent Grisham Girds for Third Term in Congress

13 Dec, 2016  

By Angelica Clayton / NM News port Michelle Lujan Grisham has not wasted any time jumping into the issues since being elected to serve a third term in Congress. On November 15, a week after trouncing her Republican challenger in the race for New Mexico’s First Congressional District, Grisham, along with 120 other colleagues in [...]

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Maggie Toulouse Oliver sworn in as Secretary of State

12 Dec, 2016  

By Addison Flores-Thorpe and Monique Rinaldi / NM News Port Former Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver has been sworn in as New Mexico Secretary of State, replacing interim-Secretary Brad Winter. Toulouse Oliver took the oath in Santa Fe on Dec. 9, amidst a crowded room at the New Mexico Supreme Court. On Dec. 2, [...]

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Brian Egolf makes plans for NM House Speaker role

11 Dec, 2016  

By Jeremy Zeilik / NM News Port While a contentious national election lead the federal government to Republican control, New Mexico moved in the opposite direction. In New Mexico, the Republicans lost their brief control of the state House, which they had gained in 2014. And now leading the new House majority will be Democratic [...]

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Latino Students Discuss Impact of the 2016 Election

9 Dec, 2016  

By Catherine Farmer, Ashley Neighbor, Lexie McGowen, Kelly Urvanejo and Elisa Woody / NM Newsport The 2016 presidential election result has raised some uncertainty and questions for many New Mexicans -- especially minorities. The New Mexico population is 46 percent Latino, and of that percentage, 59 percent are Democrats. According to CNN exit poll results, [...]

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Gary Johnson Stays Active in Politics but not in Office

9 Dec, 2016  

By Victoria Shupryt and Viridiana Vasquez / NM News Port Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson may have fallen shy of securing 5 percent of the national vote, but he believes that he had a successful presidential race. Johnson acquired 4 million votes, which is 3 percent of the national total. He did much better [...]

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Libraries welcome upgrades afforded by bond measure.

9 Dec, 2016  

By Kyra Begay, Ricky Garcia and Allison Giron / NM News Port Dean Smith is breathing a sigh of relief. Smith directs the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Public Library, where users have been borrowing some four million items a year. “They like libraries and they use their libraries,” Smith said. Smith’s relief comes thanks to voter [...]

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Liz Stefanics — ‘not the ideal cowboy’ — aims to serve diverse district

9 Dec, 2016  

By Jacob Leyba / NM News Port When Liz Stefanics got to the voting booth in San Miguel County on Election Day, she was met with a sour twist. Outside the polling station, Stefanics, the Democratic candidate for NM Senate District 39, encountered a fellow Democrat carrying a sign. The sign read, "Democrats for Barela." [...]

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