Monday morning briefing: Candidates debate and women get the vote

Good morning and welcome to the Monday briefing. Candidate debate Don’t forget the Portales municipal candidate forum 6 p.m. Monday at the Yam Theatre. Candidates will give opening statements on their interest in their positions then be presented questions. Information: 763-6991. Party politics The Democratic Party County Convention is 6 p.m. Tuesday at Clovis-Carver Public [...]

Portales city council ward D candidate Q&A

PNT staff reports Candidates for the Ward D city council seat were asked four questions. Answers were limited to 240 words on the first question and 120 words per question thereafter and edited for clarity and style. The election is March 6.

Portales city council ward B candidate Q&A

Candidates for the Ward B city councilor seat were asked four questions. Answers were limited to 240 words on the first question and 120 words per question thereafter and edited for clarity and style. The election is March 6.

Their view: Group lobbies for third presidential candidate

This is a press release from Americans Elect on gaining ballot access in New Mexico for the 2012 presidential election:

Their view: People want inspiration and solutions

Allen Weh is an Albuquerque business executive, military veteran and former candidate for governor of New Mexico. He offers this view on the leadership of the country.

Still too early to pick leading GOP candidate

Freedom New Mexico The Republican presidential race is tightening. The Iowa straw poll Saturday didn’t pick any delegates, which will be done at the Iowa Caucuses on Feb. 6, but the poll began culling the herd of GOP candidates. Finishing first with 4,823 votes was Rep. Michele Bachmann, who was born in the Hawkeye State [...]

School board candidate list

The following individuals filed as candidates for school board for the Feb. 1 elections, according to the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office:

Candidate Q&A: State representative District 63

Kevin Wilson An open seat in the New Mexico Legislature is between a Santa Rosa business owner and a former House of Representatives page and Senate employee. The District 63 seat, currently held by Democrat Joe Campos, is open following Campos’ unsuccessful lieutenant governor bid. Democrat George Dodge Jr. of Santa Rosa and Republican Melinda [...]

My turn: Tex-Mex best of both worlds

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In a recent political advertisement, Brian Colon, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, says of Republican gubernatorial candidate, Susana Martinez, “Susana es una Tejana!” There’s that dirty “T” word I’ve heard many times. Translation: Susana is a Texan. Might as well say, “Heaven forbid we allow a Texan in our Roundhouse!” “Why,” I thought, “has there [...]

Candidate profiles: Public Regulation Commission

Kevin Wilson An open race for the state’s Public Regulation Commission is on November’s general election ballot. The race is between Patrick Lyons, a former state senator and the current state land commissioner, and longtime business owner Stephanie L. Dubois of Tularosa. The PRC regulates utilities, telecommunications, motor carriers and insurance industries to ensure fair [...]