Curbing government spending starts at ballot box

Freedom Newspapers This viewpoint, which reflects those of Freedom Communications, was written by the editorial staff at The Brownsville (Texas) Herald.

State primary election ballot

The following is the list of candidates appearing on the ballot for the June 1 state and county primary election: U.S. Representative District 1 Democrat • Martin T. Heinrich Republican • Jonathon Barela District 2 Democrat • Harry Teague Republican • Steve Pearce • Cliff R. Pirtle District 3 Democrat • Ben R. Lujan Republican [...]

Roosevelt County ballot, precincts

Editor’s note: Sample ballots are different for each precinct; state offices and hospital board positions appear only on ballots for the precincts their districts include. President and Vice President of the United States• Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Democrat• John McCain and Sarah Palin, Republican• Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, Green Party• Chuck Baldwin and [...]

Regents vote in support of bond

PNT Staff The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Friday voted in favor of a resolution supporting Government Obligation Bond D. The bond will be on the Nov. 4 election ballot. It would provide $12 million for ENMU, including: • $9 million for the technology building • $2 million for infrastructure • $1 [...]

City holding candidate forum

PNT Staff Report The city of Portales and the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Candidate Forum on Monday to give residents of the city the opportunity to get to know the candidates prior to the election, according to a news release. The forum will begin with refreshments at 5:30 p.m. and the [...]

Voter debate over ‘true conservatism’ ultimately pointless

A critical drumbeat that Arizona Sen. John McCain isn’t “conservative” enough persists into a second week after Super Tuesday gave him a dominating lead for the Republican nomination for president. McCain is widely viewed as the presumption nominee with a commanding total of party convention delegates. But concerns about McCain’s true commitment to conservative issues [...]

Two city council races contested

PNT Staff Report Two of the four Portales City Council races in the March 4 municipal election will be contested. In Ward B, incumbent Gary Watkins is being challenged by Michael Martinez. The race for the Ward D council seat is a little more crowded, with incumbent Michael Miller along with Keith Thomas and Eddie [...]

New voting machines ready

1160629808-10-11-cnty-clrk-voting-web.jpg

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County voters will have the opportunity to try out the new federally-funded voting machines in the upcoming General Election Nov. 7. According to Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins, the machines have been provided to the county through the federal Help America Vote Act. The state legislature also passed [...]

Letter to the Editor May 14

Attempts to remove Tucker from ballot is ugly politics What is troubling New Mexico House (District 66) Rep. Keith Gardner and the Chaves County Republican Party bosses? Could it be they are fearful of losing to Rep. Gardner’s primary election opponent Lucille Tucker, a retired Roswell school teacher? Obviously, they are if their legal wrangling [...]

Keith Gardner loses court battle to keep challenger off the ballot

By Deborah Baker: The Associated Press SANTA FE — A Republican lawmaker from Roswell has lost his court fight to knock a challenger off the June 6 primary election ballot. The state Supreme Court, affirming a lower court decision, ruled Wednesday that Lucille B. Tucker’s name will appear on the ballot in the race for [...]