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 NM CD-2 Primary Preview
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2020 NM CD-2 Primary Preview

New Mexico Republicans had plenty of reasons for optimism heading into the 2018 elections. The Governor’s position was open, and Republicans had a large bench, potentially the largest in decades. Four possible candidates all offered their own strengths in a potential campaign; then-ABQ Mayor Richard Berry, then-Lt. Governor John Sanchez, then-Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, and…

Key Takeaways from the 2019 New Mexico Elections
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Key Takeaways from the 2019 New Mexico Elections

The results from Tuesday’s elections in New Mexico were varied but have clear implications for next year’s presidential election cycle in the state. Here are key takeaways from the 2019 election cycle in New Mexico: I. Voter Turnout There was a stark contrast in voter turnout between the state’s two largest urban centers. In Bernalillo…

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…