(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.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney will win New Mexico's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, CNN projects.
Romney clinched the GOP presidential nomination last week when he surpassed the 1,144 delegate threshold. He will become the official nominee at the party convention in August.
Washington (CNN) – Voters in California accustomed to casting ballots in party primaries will see something very different on Tuesday: All candidates, regardless of affiliation, will compete in the same preliminary contest, with the top two finishers moving on to compete in the general election.
California is one of five states holding primaries Tuesday. Others include an intra-party fight in New Jersey that pits President Barack Obama against former President Bill Clinton and a fight for the U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico vacated by retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman. Residents of two other states - Montana and South Dakota - will also vote Tuesday.
(CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama wrapped up a day of campaign stops in New Mexico and Nevada on Tuesday, finishing her four-state swing in likely battleground territory this fall.
As her husband landed in Afghanistan for a surprise trip, the first lady was speaking at a private fundraising event at the Los Poblanos Inn and Cultural Center near Albuquerque, New Mexico.
(CNN) – Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson told supporters he will seek the Libertarian Party presidential nomination, a campaign source confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.
Johnson has been running for president on the Republican ticket since April but has struggled to break above the low single digits in poll numbers.
(CNN) - New Mexico Rep. Martin Heinrich edged out State Auditor Hector Balderas in second-quarter fundraising as both candidates prepare for a Democratic primary battle in the state's open U.S. Senate seat.
According to statements released by both campaigns Tuesday, Heinrich raised $485,000 to Balderas' $400,000 in campaign cash. But when it comes to donors, Heinrich outnumbered Balderas two to one.
(CNN) – It's getting interesting in New Mexico.
On Tuesday Lt. Gov. John Sanchez announced his bid for the GOP Senate nomination, setting up what could be an interesting primary fight between him and former Republican Rep. Heather Wilson.
(CNN) – It seems national Democrats have the candidate they were hoping for in the 2012 fight to keep New Mexico's open U.S. Senate seat in party hands.
Rep. Martin Heinrich announced his candidacy Saturday in the race for the seat of retiring five-term Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman.