The Battle for New Mexico’s Energy Future
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The Battle for New Mexico’s Energy Future

A common message from liberal Democratic candidates this year involves the promotion of renewable energy, a notable shift in political messaging strategy. Up until recently, the conventional wisdom was that climate change and related issues were the concern of only a limited number of environmentalist activists but not a concern to the average voter. In…

New Mexico Voter Registration Report – August
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New Mexico Voter Registration Report – August

Independent and other party voter registration in the month of August posted more raw registration net gain than all the three major parties put together. Not to be outdone, the Libertarians post another month over month growth rate over two percent.  Over all, this action is what I call the default scenario. When the two…

New Mexico Takeaways from Last Night's Election Results
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New Mexico Takeaways from Last Night's Election Results

The results from last night’s special elections in other parts of the country have some potential implications for campaigns in New Mexico. Here are five immediate takeaways from Tuesday’s elections: Far left candidates struggle in suburban and rural areas Current socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her comrade Bernie Sanders attempted to spread their progressive gospel…

Crib Sheet: August 7th, 2018
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Crib Sheet: August 7th, 2018

Complacency is our number one enemy. [President Trump] is historically unpopular. The more he keeps it up, the more people are encouraged to restrain him. – Speaker of the House Brian Egolf, in a story published in The Hill. Across the country Republicans are concerned the combination of Trump’s polarizing style and increased Democratic enthusiasm…