Will New Mexico Go Red in 2020?
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Will New Mexico Go Red in 2020?

The Trump swing through New Mexico has people wondering if New Mexico is really in play for next year’s election cycle. Despite the fact conventional wisdom says that is unlikely, that is not the end of the story. New Mexico’s five electoral votes have gone to a Republican presidential candidate only once since 1992 (George…

The Border Tragedy
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The Border Tragedy

As someone born and raised in the Mesilla Valley, roughly fifty miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, I grew up with the El Paso Borderland in my backyard, ultimately bestowing an intimate understanding of the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico. Our region’s existence is deeply intertwined; just as we depend on the precious water flowing…

Urban or Rural? New Mexico's Cultural Divide
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Urban or Rural? New Mexico's Cultural Divide

New Mexico’s state question, “red or green,” accurately describes New Mexico and its focus on Hispanic culture and spicy food. However, I’d argue that the divide between those in urban New Mexico and those in rural New Mexico remains far larger and holds real, political consequences. Growing up in Roswell, I had always heard about…

Nota Bene IV.II.MMXIX
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Nota Bene IV.II.MMXIX

I. Udall Succession. The New Mexico Politico with the most succinct political timing is Congressman Ben Ray Lujan. The Democrat from Nambe is the first to commit. I’m humbled to announce my candidacy to be New Mexico’s next Democratic Senator. I hope I can count on your support as we take this journey together. https://t.co/QlM4S90ele pic.twitter.com/yvrDGYQhVq…