2020 Primary Post Mortem Analysis
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2020 Primary Post Mortem Analysis

In short, the 2020 primary was a good night for progressive Democrats up and down the ballot, including state and federal races – though there is reason for Republican optimism as explained below. New Mexico Senate Across New Mexico, a slew of moderate-to-conservative Democratic state Senators lost their primaries to a slate of progressives under…

2020 Legislature Preview
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2020 Legislature Preview

Santa Fe – The second session of the 54th Legislature kicks off Tuesday at noon and will end after thirty days on Thursday, February 20th. The frenetic oil boom in “Little Texas” continues and has state bean counters forecasting around an $800 million surplus above current budget obligations, even after Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and…

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…