By Junko Featherston Two very different candidates are competing to represent the newly redrawn 1st Congressional District: One is a liberal, Cornell-educated former Obama administration bureaucrat, the other a former Albuquerque Police detective with 30 years on the force. Republican Michelle Garcia Holmes is challenging Democratic incumbent Melanie Stansbury in a district that formerly encompassed… Continue reading Crime and Abortion Dominate CD1 Race
By Gavin Moughan The state treasurer is New Mexico’s chief banker, managing and investing the money used to run state government. It’s an essential job with a history of problems: In the early 2000s, two state treasurers served prison time on corruption charges. Former treasurer Michael Montoya pled guilty to extortion in 2005, and racketeering… Continue reading Treasurer candidates compete to manage NM’s money
By Jack Boggs New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District was dramatically re-drawn during redistricting in 2021, putting the formerly solid-Republican seat within Democrats’ reach. The race was still a virtual tie in the final days before the election, with Democrat Gabriel Vasquez leading incumbent Republican Yvette Herrelll 48% to 47%, according to a recent poll conducted… Continue reading Herrell and Vasquez in a “Barnburner” Battle for NM’s Southern Congressional District
New Mexicans voters knew him as their TV weatherman, now Mark Ronchetti wants to be known as the leader of state government. Joaquin Gonzalez profiles the Republican challenger who says “we can do things better” in New Mexico.