Governor hopeful vows to clean up state Capitol

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A potential Republican candidate for New Mexico governor vowed to remove corruption from state government and make the state better for businesses during a stop in Portales Tuesday. Albuquerque businessman and retired U.S. Marine Allen Weh spoke to the Roosevelt County Republican Party Tuesday in the Portales National Bank [...]

Rep. Paul’s call for federal audit on right track

Freedom New Mexico Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul has used his newfound prominence (coupled with deep concern over the ongoing financial crisis) to push for a measure that has long been close to his heart. Paul, whose spirited campaign for the Republican presidential nomination last year elicited a great deal of enthusiasm and intensity but [...]

Editorial: Cap-and-trade bill promises paltry returns

Democratic dissension, Republican opposition and growing public skepticism may derail Congress’ potentially economy-crippling carbon cap-and-trade bill, perhaps saving Americans billions of dollars. The bill’s author, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is opposed by centrist Democrats, who fear the Draconian regulations would severely harm their constituents. Congress members representing the steel industry and coal and nuclear power [...]

Gubernatorial candidate starts campaign early

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Freedom New Mexico Greg Zanetti of Albuquerque, a Republican candidate for state governor, stopped in Clovis on Wednesday, getting an early start on the 2010 campaign. Current Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democrat, is term-limited. Thus far, no others have announced for the position in either party. Zanetti most recently worked as a financial adviser and [...]

Webcasts ‘thorny issue’

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican It’s the issue that won’t go away: to webcast or not from the state Capitol. As a House subcommittee considers whether and how to allow webcasting, the topic came up during Senate floor debate on a budget proposal when Sen. Mark Boitano, R-Albuquerque, attempted an amendment to [...]

Ingle ready to lead Legislature

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Hunter, family man, farmer, state senator for 24 years. Portales resident Stuart Ingle wears many hats in eastern New Mexico, where he was born and raised. Ingle, a Republican elected to another term in November, has spent the last eight years as Senate minority leader. “I enjoy working with [...]

Despite election outcome, area largely Republican

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico There were no surprises about the results of the Nov. 4 presidential election among political party leaders in eastern New Mexico. While President-Elect Barack Obama won the state, Republican John McCain was a decisive winner in Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties. Curry County Republican Chairman Rube Render said he [...]

Republicans sweep county votes

PNT staff Roosevelt County voters bucked the national and state trend, choosing Republican John McCain by 4,285 votes to 2,270 votes for Democrat Barack Obama. Totals include 6,683 ballots, including most of the absentee votes. Roosevelt County voters also favored Republican Steve Pearce for U.S. Senate, though Democrat Tom Udall is projected to win statewide. [...]

Campaign finance needs true reform

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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.