August 25th, 2014
12:40 PM ET
4 months ago

Foley killer featured in Republican campaign ad

(CNN) — The masked man appears briefly, for only a frame or two, but it’s startling nonetheless.

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The not-yet-identified killer of kidnapped American photographer James Foley is featured in an ominous and risky campaign ad released Monday by New Mexico’s Republican nominee for Senate, Allen Weh, the underdog challenger to first-term Democratic Senator Tom Udall.

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Filed under: 2014 • New Mexico • Tom Udall
Christie, Martinez hit the trail in New Mexico
May 29th, 2014
06:41 PM ET
7 months ago

Christie, Martinez hit the trail in New Mexico

(CNN) - Govs. Chris Christie and Susana Martinez certainly weren't trying to tamp down their mutual admiration Thursday, making a joint appearance that could further fuel speculation of a potential presidential ticket.

Talking to reporters after a meet-and-greet in Roswell, New Mexico, Christie labeled Martinez "one of my best friends in the entire Republican Governors Association."

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris Christie • New Mexico • RGA • Susana Martinez
RNC sells t-shirt: 'I'll be damned, I'm a Republican'
May 16th, 2014
10:32 AM ET
7 months ago

RNC sells t-shirt: 'I'll be damned, I'm a Republican'

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee has apparently embraced a new slogan.

"I'll be damned, I'm a Republican."
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Filed under: New Mexico • RNC • Susana Martinez
New Mexico high court rules same-sex couples have right to marry
December 19th, 2013
01:38 PM ET
1 year ago

New Mexico high court rules same-sex couples have right to marry

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.
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Filed under: New Mexico • Same-sex marriage
November 20th, 2013
11:20 AM ET
1 year ago

Albuquerque: New path for abortion opponents

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.

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Filed under: Abortion • New Mexico
GOP heavyweights lining up behind Martinez
May 31st, 2013
01:54 PM ET
2 years ago

GOP heavyweights lining up behind Martinez

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.
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Filed under: New Mexico • Susana Martinez
Santa Fe mayor urges allowing same-sex marriage in New Mexico
March 19th, 2013
06:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Santa Fe mayor urges allowing same-sex marriage in New Mexico

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?
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Filed under: New Mexico • Same-sex marriage
February 20th, 2013
01:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Ex-Sen. Domenici admits to fathering son outside of marriage 30 years ago

(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.
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Filed under: New Mexico • Pete Domenici
New Mexico stays in Democrats column, Heinrich wins open Senate seat
November 7th, 2012
01:07 AM ET
2 years ago

New Mexico stays in Democrats column, Heinrich wins open Senate seat

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Mexico
Obama endorsed by newspapers in four key states
October 21st, 2012
05:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama endorsed by newspapers in four key states

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • New Mexico • North Carolina • Ohio • President Obama
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