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Oct. 20, 1936

Republican candidate for State Land Commissioner H. L. Kent was to speak at the Roosevelt County Courthouse, discussing problems “concerning the farmer, the stockman, the schools and our natural resources,” according to an ad for the event in the Portales Daily News.

Candidate Lujan talks war, economics

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Linda Uttaro said Saturday the country’s economic crisis has affected her daughter’s education. Uttaro, a 65-year-old retired school administrator, expressed her frustration to 3rd U.S. Congressional representative candidate Ben Ray Lujan during a town hall meeting at the Memorial Building in Portales. She said her daughter, already $90,000 in […]

Oct. 9, 1962

The Clovis-Portales Highway, now U.S. 70, was the statewide subject of much controversy when candidate for Lt. Gov. Jack Dillon accused candidate for governor Jack Campbell of promising “the sun, moon and stars, and a galaxy of assorted highway projects,” which included expanding the local highway.

Independent congressional candidate shares profile

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Carol Miller, one of two independent candidates running in the Nov. 4 general election for the 3rd U.S. Congressional District seat, said she believes the issues that face the state transcend partisan politics. Miller, of Ojo Sarco, is running against Republican Dan East, Democrat Ben Ray Lujan and Independent […]

Events Calendar Aug. 6, 2008

TodayU.S. Congressional District 3 candidate forum — 5-7 p.m. Clovis Civic Center.Back to School Safari party and health fair — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lincoln Jackson Family Center, 206 Alphon Street. Activities: Immunizations, dental screenings, puppet show, magician, and fingerprinting for kids. FridayOld Timer Weekend — Melrose, parade, country western musical, chuck wagon cook-off. […]

How to pick the right presidential candidate

By Anita Doberman I woke up in a cold sweat because I realized I failed to share with you my foolproof and infallible method for choosing the right candidate to be president. After hours of arduous work to uncover the secrets and hidden agendas of the candidates, thorough research and professional investigative work (which involved […]

Editorial: Off-shore drilling promises to help U.S. oil supply

Republican presidential candidate John McCain this week reversed his position and drew environmentalists’ wrath when he came out in favor of lifting the federal ban on off-shore oil drilling. McCain apparently realizes he needs motorists’ votes more than environmentalists’ endorsements. Better late than never. Rising gasoline prices have focused voters’ attention. A poll last October […]

Probate Judge Candidate: Mitchell “Mickey” Morgan

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Name: Mitchell “Mickey” Morgan Age: 56 Occupation: Semi-retired, working as a consultant at KENW-TV under Duane Ryan Running for: Probate Judge Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: None What is your background? I was born and raised in Roosevelt County. My family has been in the real estate business here for three generations. I am […]

Congressional candidate touts change

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Don Wiviott, candidate for U.S. representative in the 3rd Congressional district, told the Roosevelt County Democratic Women on Monday he is capable of finding solutions to America’s problems and will actively work for change in government. “This is a year, honest to God, for change,” Wiviott said. “But if […]

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 […]

Portales City Council Candidate Q&As

Editor’s note: There are three Portales City Council seats up for grabs in the March 4 election. Ward B and D are contested races with two candidates each, incumbent Donald K. Shafer was the only person to file in Ward C. Following are Q&As with the candidates in Ward B. The candidates for Ward D […]

We don’t endorse candidates — we just critique them

Freedom Communications newspapers, which include this one, do not endorse political candidates. The practice dates to the company’s founder, R.C. Hoiles, who developed a political philosophy of small “L” libertarianism that advocates limited government, respect for the individual, free markets, free trade and property rights. Hoiles fearlessly criticized powerful institutions and practices that many take […]

Identifying with candidates essential

By Baxter Black Parents Magazine polled readers about which of the 2008 presidential candidates would make the best babysitter. It’s something I’ve always pondered when I look at Andrew Jackson or Kinky Friedman — the relationship between getting unruly third graders to bed on time and getting the House of Representatives to pass your legislation […]

Republican ideology missing in several conservative candidates

Republican voters are having a hard time settling on presidential candidates, now that the party has three separate winners after its first three major primaries. In Michigan on Tuesday, Republican Mitt Romney salvaged his political campaign, which had been withering following losses in New Hampshire and Iowa. Arizona Sen. John McCain failed to attract the […]

Richardson officially out of presidential race

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday after poor finishes in the first two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. “It is with great pride, understanding and acceptance that I am ending my campaign for president of the United States,” he told supporters gathered […]

Campaign season

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor People say they don’t like them. New research may bear that idea out, but most people agree that negative campaign advertising works. “There’s an interesting distinction between what candidates call a contrasting issues ad and a negative ad,” said Sue Strickler, professor of political science at Eastern New Mexico […]

Wilson to stop in Portales

Freedom New Mexico Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., a candidate for the U.S. Senate will be in Portales on a “Listening Tour” from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Rough Rider Room, First and Abilene, according to a press release. Wilson’s staff said the purpose of the visit is to field questions and discuss issues with residents. […]

My candidate is better than yours

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Primaries are coming up pretty soon, and I think it’s time I let you down gently. Voters just aren’t going to back your candidate, and I think it’s time you came on board with me and my candidate. I know you’ll defend your candidate with all you are, but […]

Politics full of unfamiliar terms

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Earlier this week, a cnjonline.com poll gave readers three choices on new Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson — “He’s a Reaganesque leader I’m voting for,” “Let’s wait and see” and “I’m not impressed.” As of Monday night, 39 percent had gone with Reaganesque. Mind you, that’s hardly a scientific poll, […]