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…

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…

Takeaways from the 2019 Legislative Session
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Takeaways from the 2019 Legislative Session

Santa Fe – The first session of the 54th Legislature wrapped up this weekend with the Democratic majority attempting to (and largely succeeding) in maximizing the sixty day session by moving legislation at an unrelenting pace, especially in the House chamber controlled by Speaker Brian Egolf. While Governor Grisham and her fellow Democrats didn’t get…