Updated 2:52 p.m., 12/19/2013
(CNN) – The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled the state may not deny same-sex couples the freedom to marry, concluding current laws are unconstitutional.
The ruling Thursday is another victory for gay and lesbian couples nationwide seeking to legally wed. New Mexico would become the 17th state plus the District of Columbia to allow such unions.
Washington (CNN) - The failed referendum in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy is the first known instance of the issue being addressed at a local level, but it might not be the last.
"I think we'll see this more and more," said Mallory Quigley, communications director for Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Congressional leaders, potential presidential candidates and party elders will come together next week in the nation's capital to help fill New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's political war chest, CNN has learned.
From House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Marco Rubio, at least 27 people are listed as "Honored Guests" on a fundraising invitation that also features Republican Governors Association Chair Bobby Jindal, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, among many others. The event is expected to raise "six figures," said an adviser to the New Mexico governor, who spoke about it on the condition of anonymity. Contributions range from $500 to $5,200 per person.
Washington (CNN) - The Democratic mayor of Santa Fe, New Mexico, announced on Tuesday he is now urging county clerks in the city to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The mayor's action does not carry the force of law, though county clerks could honor his urging. Yet his action raises a controversial question: could he provoke New Mexico into becoming the 10th state in the nation to allow same-sex marriage?
(CNN) - Pete Domenici, the longtime GOP senator who represented New Mexico for more than thirty years, admitted Wednesday that an extramarital affair three decades ago produced a son, who was kept secret from the public since then.
In statements, the former senator and his son's mother explained the circumstances surrounding the affair and why they were going public with the information on Wednesday.
Washington (CNN) – Democrat Martin Heinrich has won New Mexico's open Senate seat, defeating Republican nominee Heather Wilson, according to CNN's projections.
At the time of CNN's call, Heinrich garnered 51% of the vote compared to Wilson's 46% – with 70% reporting – in a race that pitted one current member of Congress against a former member of Congress.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama won newspaper endorsements in key battleground states on Sunday, with just over two weeks left until Election Day.
The Durango Herald in Colorado threw its support behind the president, as it did in 2008, arguing that Obama has performed reasonably well despite the obstacles he inherited when taking office.
(CNN) – Former Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico sought to draw a sharp contrast Wednesday with her Democratic opponent in the state's heated U.S. Senate race, painting her opponent, Rep. Martin Heinrich, as a politician too eager to expand the scope of government.
"He believes in high taxes and more debt and big government, and that's just not who I am," Wilson told reporters at a meeting hosted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Senate's GOP campaign arm.
Washington (CNN) - An independent group co-founded by Karl Rove that's already spending big bucks to put up television commercials critical of President Barack Obama is now going up with ads in three crucial U.S. Senate races.
Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads announced Thursday they will spend $1.12 million to run spots statewide on broadcast TV and cable in Indiana, Montana, and New Mexico.
Washington (CNN) – Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney picked up more ammo in his quest for the White House, sweeping primaries in Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota and California on Tuesday night.
Though he had already won enough delegates - 1,144 - to clinch the Republican presidential nomination by last week, Romney technically remains the presumptive nominee until the party's convention in August.FULL STORY