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  • Heinrich Leading in U.S. Senate Race (NM Dem with ignored eco-terrorist connections)

    10/16/2012 9:09:20 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 15, 2012 | James Monteleone
    Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich has built a 9 percentage point lead in New Mexico’s U.S. Senate race over former Republican Rep. Heather Wilson, a Journal Poll found. Heinrich, now in his second term as the 1st Congressional District representative in the U.S. House, drew support from 48 percent of voters in the statewide poll on the Senate race, conducted Oct. 9 -11. Thirty-nine percent of voters said they preferred Wilson, who preceded Heinrich in the 1st Congressional District seat, serving from 1998 to 2009. Nine percent of voters remain undecided in the Senate race. The remaining 4 percent backed Independent...
  • The Doomsday Device Tax

    09/05/2012 10:05:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 9, 2012 | Patrick Howley
    New Mexico Dem Senate candidate Martin Heinrich misleads with defense of medical device tax. Democratic New Mexico congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Martin Heinrich defended his vote to uphold a job-killing provision of Obamacare on Tuesday, despite his previous acknowledgment that the provision would have negative economic consequences for his home state. ... Heinrich voted June 7 of this year to uphold the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers that will take effect next year under Obamacare ... The medical device tax is sure to be a hot topic in the New Mexico campaign. New Mexico is home...
  • Heinrich Ties to Eco-Terrorists a Well-Kept Secret (NM Dem Senate Candidate)

    09/05/2012 5:07:09 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 6 replies
    News New Mexico ^ | September 2, 2012 | Jim Spence
    You have to tip your cap to the staff of Senate Candidate Martin Heinrich. So far their efforts prevent exposure of Heinrich’s deep ties to eco-terrorism advocate David Foreman, have been successful. Who is David Foreman and what does he stand for? Forman (and Heinrich) are inextricably linked to the radical splinter group EarthFirst. Who is EarthFirst? According to New Mexico Watchdog investigative reporter Jim Scarantino, EarthFirst is a radical environmental terrorist group that emerged more than thirty years ago. Foreman who authored several action guides including, “Confessions of an Eco-Warrior,” was part of the concerted effort by EarthFirst to...
  • N.M. Senate Race Ad: Heinrich Too Extreme ( Obamacare taxes )

    09/05/2012 9:41:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jul 24, 2012 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Republican Heather Wilson, a candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, has a new ad criticizing her opponent, Democratic congressman Martin Heinrich, for voting twice for a medical device tax that Heinrich had noted himself would be bad for job creation. ... Wilson, a former member of the House, is running to replace retiring Democrat Jeff Bingaman in the Senate.
  • New Mexico Senate: Heinrich (D) 48%, Wilson (R) 41%

    08/23/2012 5:15:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 23, 2012
    Democratic Congressman Martin Heinrich receives his highest level of support yet against former Congresswoman Heather Wilson in New Mexico’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of New Mexico Likely Voters shows Heinrich with 48% of the vote to Wilson’s 41%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
  • Nervous Heather Starts To Throw Ryan Overboard (NM-Wilson's RINO roots appear)

    08/23/2012 5:00:28 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan ^ | Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | Joe Monahan
    GOP US Senate candidate Heather Wilson, running behind in all polling, is now starting to more firmly separate herself from Paul Ryan and his controversial budget plans. She gave this quote as she responded to renewed attacks from Dem rival Martin Heinrich: ...Wilson told The Hill on Tuesday that she has “been very clear that I have concerns about the budget Congressman Ryan proposed 18 months ago,” and voted against a version of it while serving in Congress in 2007. "If I oppose something, that's now recorded as 'implicit'?" Wilson said. “Had I been in the Senate and on the...
  • Gloves stay on in quiet NM Senate primary, but there’ll be a battle in November election

    05/24/2012 1:30:43 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2012 | Associated Press, AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Four years ago, Heather Wilson gave up her House seat from New Mexico to make a run for a rare opening in the Senate. She lost in a bare-knuckled Republican primary. This year she has the luxury of sitting back as the Democratic successor to her House seat takes a similar gamble. ~~snip~~She still has one opponent, Las Cruces businessman and twice-losing congressional candidate Greg Sowards, but she is expected to win the primary easily. If she does, Wilson will face one of two young Democrats in November: Rep. Martin Heinrich, 40, who two years ago won...
  • Greg Sowards Battles Queen RINO

    05/24/2012 9:34:03 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 19 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5.24.12 | Jeffrey Lord
    They call her RINO. Queen RINO. So here we go again. It's Indiana in New Mexico. On June 5th. The race: the Republican nomination for a vacant US Senate seat. This time the part of insurgent Richard Mourdock is being played by New Mexico conservative businessman Greg Sowards. And Queen RINO? The feminized Richard Lugar of the piece? That would be former New Mexico GOP Congresswoman Heather Wilson. A member of a GOP group that opposes the repeal of Obamacare. Sowards is being supported by reform conservatives, most notably Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul. Said Paul in his endorsement: Greg...
  • ShePAC Fights Back: "2012 Won't Be A War On Women, It Will Be A War By Women"

    04/17/2012 3:52:05 PM PDT · by ak267 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/17/2012 | Breitbart TV
    ShePac Endorses five candidates for the upcoming 2012 Senatorial campaign: Linda McMahon (Connecticut) Sarah Steelman (Missouri) Linda Lingle (Hawaii) Heather Wilson (New Mexico) Deb Fischer (Nebraska) http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/04/17/SHE-PAC-2012-Wont-Be-A-War-On-Women-It-Will-Be-A-War-By-Women#disqus_thread
  • New Mexico Senate: Heinrich (D) 45%, Wilson (R) 43%

    02/15/2012 7:38:46 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 15, 2012
    The first Rasmussen Reports survey of the U.S. Senate race in New Mexico shows a tight contest between former Republican Congresswoman Heather Wilson and her two likeliest Democratic challengers. The statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Democratic Congressman Martin Heinrich picking up 45% of the vote against Wilson, who draws 43% support. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate in the race, while seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) If State Auditor Hector Balderas is the Democratic candidate, he and Wilson are tied at 44% each. Three percent (3%) prefer...
  • Karl Rove Coming to Albuquerque to Stump for Heather Wilson (RINO to RINO)

    07/28/2011 1:13:15 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 27, 2011 | Dan Boyd
    Karl Rove, a political strategist who served as an adviser to President George W. Bush, will headline a fundraiser for New Mexico Senate candidate Heather Wilson on Aug. 11 in Albuquerque. Wilson, a Republican who previously represented an Albuquerque-based district in Congress, announced Rove’s visit earlier today. Other details weren’t immediately released.
  • New Mexico Republican Lt. Gov. John Sanchez running for open US Senate seat

    05/24/2011 3:31:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2011
    Republican Lt. Gov. John Sanchez announced Tuesday he’s running for a U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Jeff Bingaman, a decision that sets up a potentially bruising primary contest for the GOP nomination next year. Sanchez, 48, announced his candidacy in a video and calls to supporters. He also launched a statewide television advertising campaign that features the biographical video, which portrays Sanchez as an example of the American dream — someone from humble beginnings who became successful through hard work. He runs a roofing company in Albuquerque. “It’s all about jobs, the economy and the fact that the...
  • Wilson leads big in [New Mexico] GOP Senate primary, poll finds

    05/01/2011 2:25:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    NMPolitics.Net ^ | 4/28/11 | Heath Haussamen
    - NMPolitics.net - http://www.nmpolitics.net/index - Wilson leads big in GOP Senate primary, poll findsPosted By Heath Haussamen On April 28, 2011 @ 11:58 pm In News and Analysis | 2 Comments U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson (Photo by Heath Haussamen) Wilson had the support of 59 percent of those surveyed to John SanchezÂ’s 17 percent and Greg SowardsÂ’ 2 percent Heather Wilson has a commanding lead over other declared and likely candidates for the GOP nomination for New MexicoÂ’s open U.S. Senate seat, according to a new, independent poll.Wilson led her closest opponent in the poll by 42 points. She...
  • Wilson Announces Candidacy For U.S. Senate Seat (New Mexico)

    03/07/2011 5:48:32 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    KOAT Channel 7 News ^ | March 7, 2011
    Former Rep. Heather Wilson is officially pursuing the Senate seat to be vacated by longtime Sen. Jeff Bingaman in 2012. “I’m running for United States Senate because I believe in this country and this promise,” Wilson said. “If we stand by and do nothing, history will judge our generation as the beginning of America’s decline.” Wilson made the announcement on Monday afternoon at a news conference at Desert Paper and Envelope in Northeast Albuquerque. “We face great challenges, but we are a great nation,” Wilson said.
  • Heather Wilson to Launch N.M. Senate Bid

    03/04/2011 6:24:54 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 4, 2011 | Kyle Trygstad
    Former Rep. Heather Wilson will announce Monday that she is running for New Mexico’s open Senate seat, a GOP source confirmed to Roll Call. Wilson told Roll Call in early January that she was considering running for the seat. At the time, she had just finished chairing incoming GOP Gov. Susana Martinez’s transition team. Reached by phone on Friday, Wilson said she has no further comment at this time. The announcement will come nearly three weeks after Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D) announced he would not seek a sixth term next year. His exit gives New Mexico just its third open...
  • A Weak Spot in Our Defenses

    06/23/2009 9:04:55 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 14 replies · 667+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2009 | Heather Wilson
    Congressional computers have been penetrated, probably by the Chinese. The avionics system of the F-22 fighter may be compromised. Computers of our presidential candidates were hacked into -- and probably not by teenagers...Last year's advance of Russian tanks into Georgia was accompanied by the disruption of Georgian government computer systems. ...Attacks on computer systems will be an integral element of future conflict, and the United States is more dependent on computer networks than any other nation. ...policymakers and the military are in the early stages of coming to grips with this. We need to take some important first steps to...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 October 2008

    10/26/2008 5:08:12 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 662 replies · 12,012+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 26 October 2008 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, October 26th, 2008 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Gov. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; former Gov. Tom Ridge, R-Pa.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Robert Rubin, former Treasury secretary and adviser to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.; Doug Holtz-Eakin, adviser to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Govs. Ed Rendell, D-Pa., and Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn.THIS WEEK (ABC): Jack Welch, former chief executive of General Electric Co.; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill.LATE EDITION (CNN) : Sens. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., and Jon...
  • ICYMI: U.S. Representative Heather Wilson On The Selection Of Gov. Sarah Palin

    08/29/2008 4:28:39 PM PDT · by flyfree · 14 replies · 161+ views
    "You know, Governor Palin has more executive experience than Senator Obama, Senator Biden, and Senator Schumer combined because those guys have never run anything." -- Rep. Heather Wilson U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) MSNBC August 29, 2008 MSNBC's Peter Alexander: "There were several women spoken about as possible vice presidential candidates, Kay Bailey Hutchinson from Texas, Meg Whitman from eBay, Carly Fiorina, why Governor Palin?" Rep. Heather Wilson: "She's a chief executive of a state. She's a governor, former mayor of a city in Alaska. She's been a businesswoman. She helped her husband run the family fishing business. She's a...
  • Wilson Waxes Wexler/Matthews Double-Team

    07/24/2008 3:58:39 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies · 420+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The screencap captures it nicely: Heather Wilson, smiling. Robert Wexler, mouth agape. On this afternoon's Hardball, the feisty, brilliant [bio: high honors Air Force Academy grad, Rhodes Scholar] GOP representative from New Mexico took on the duo of the combative congressman from Florida and host Chris Matthews, and walked away a winner. The subject was Obama's Berlin speech, and by extension his presidential qualifications. You'll find excerpts below, but they don't do begin to do justice to Wilson's brio and the coolness under verbal fire she displayed. That's why I'd strongly encourage readers to view the video. Wilson kicked off...
  • Might McCain pull out of Iraq faster than Obama? [LAT barf]

    07/22/2008 10:44:28 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 32+ views
    The Los Angeles Times - Top of the Ticket ^ | 2008-07-22 | Nicholas Riccardi
    A surrogate for John McCain made a leftward feint on a campaign conference call today, suggesting that the presumptive Republican nominee might pull troops out of Iraq sooner than Barack Obama. "He’d like troops to come home earlier than 16 months if the conditions allow it," Rep. Heather Wilson, (R-New Mexico), said of McCain.
  • Pearce Wins; Wilson Endorses; Udall Attacks (NM-US Senate)

    06/04/2008 9:30:05 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies · 95+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 4, 2008 | Heather Clark
    Steve Pearce won the Republican nomination in the race for U.S. Senate over rival Heather Wilson and will now turn to the challenge of keeping Sen. Pete Domenici's seat in Republican hands. The southern New Mexico representative won Tuesday's primary with roughly 51 percent of the vote, compared to Wilson's 49 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting statewide, according to unofficial results. Pearce, who ran as a right-wing conservative, will face Democrat Tom Udall, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, on Nov. 4. Wilson endorsed Pearce this morning, saying that Republicans have "no time for disappointment or for...
  • Pearce, Wilson running neck and neck

    06/02/2008 6:44:19 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 96+ views
    KOB Channel 4 ^ | June 2, 2008 | Stuart Dyson and Joshua Panas
    A photo finish appears to be in the works as a Survey USA poll shows Heather Wilson closing in on Steve Pearce in the last weekend of the primary campaign. Pearce is still clinging to a slim lead, but it's well within the poll's margin of error. The poll, conducted Friday through Sunday, shows Pearce ahead by one percentage point, 48 to 47. Wilson closed in on the three point lead Pearce had in the poll two weeks ago. The poll may reflect Pete Domenici's eleventh hour endorsement of Wilson as his choice to replace him in the U.S. Senate....
  • Election 2008: New Mexico Senate

    05/17/2008 6:41:57 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 76+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 17, 2008
    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in New Mexico shows that Democratic Congressman Tom Udall continues to enjoy wide leads over potential Republican opponents in the race for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat. Udall now leads Republicans Steve Pearce 53% to 37% and Heather Wilson 57% to 36%. Against both opponents, those figures reflect a very slight improvement compared to a month ago. In February, Udall was ahead by more modest margins.
  • New Mexico Senate: Udall Widens Lead Over GOP’s

    04/11/2008 4:12:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 76+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 10, 2008
    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in New Mexico shows that Democratic Congressman Tom Udall has widened his lead over potential Republican opponents in the race for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat. Udall now leads Republicans Steve Pearce 54% to 40% and Heather Wilson 56% to 36%.
  • U.S. Senate Candidate Pearce Beats Wilson at GOP Convention

    03/16/2008 6:57:00 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies · 589+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 15, 2008
    Rep. Steve Pearce beat Rep. Heather Wilson to gain the top spot on the ballot for the U.S. Senate race in the June 3 primary at the state Republican preprimary convention Saturday. Pearce won with more than 54 percent of the vote, while Wilson had more than 45 percent of the vote from convention delegates, who are GOP party activists from around New Mexico.
  • Poll: Udall Leads For New Mexico Senate Seat

    11/25/2007 2:12:39 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 36 replies · 164+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | November 20, 2007
    A new SurveyUSA poll in New Mexico finds Congressman Tom Udall (D), who just declared his candidacy for the seat of retiring GOP Senator Pete Domenici, to be the clear frontrunner. For the Democratic nomination, Udall leads Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chávez by a 62%-32% margin, and also does better than Chávez in the general election match-ups. Udall leads the two Republicans, Representatives Heather Wilson and Steve Pearce, by margins of about 15% in both cases. If Chávez is the Democratic nominee, he trails Pearce by ten points and Wilson by one point. On the Republican side, Wilson is the frontrunner...
  • Udall has reportedly decided to run in New Mexico

    11/10/2007 6:25:36 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 131+ views
    Campaign Diaries ^ | November 9, 2007
    Heath Haussamen reports today that Rep. Tom Udall has decided to jump in the New Mexico Senate race and has started to call Democratic officials in the state to inform them of his decision. If confirmed, this would be a major coup for both the DSCC that relentlessly pressured Udall to run even after he ruled it out at the beginning of October, and for the netroots that organized a very successful Draft Udall movement. Previous reports had already indicated that Udall was moving to hire staff and putting the pieces of a run together -- so this latest report...
  • Wilson vs. Chavez (Survey USA Poll)

    10/08/2007 6:24:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies · 1,000+ views
    Survey USA ^ | October 8, 2007
    Heather Wilson, 48% Martin Chavez, 44% Undecided, 8%
  • `Let the games begin': Long list of politicians could vie for open (Domenici) Senate seat

    10/05/2007 5:33:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 51 replies · 591+ views
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | October 5, 2007 | Steve Terrell
    Sen. Pete Domenici's announcement of his retirement at the end of his current term already is causing ripples throughout New Mexico politics. With an open Senate seat in New Mexico for the first time since 1972 -- and at least one Republican House of Representatives member considering a Senate run -- a rush of politicians began weighing possible opportunities. Rep. Tom Udall of Santa Fe, a Democrat who represents Northern New Mexico, hasn't made a public announcement concerning his plans. If Udall, who was recently assigned to the House Appropriations Committee, did decide to run for the Senate, at least...
  • Wilson to seek Domenici's seat

    10/04/2007 9:28:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 911+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 04, 2007 | Jackie Kucinich and Aaron Blake
    Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M) will run for the New Mexico Senate seat that is expected to open up officially later Thursday when Sen. Pete Domenici (R) declares that he will not seek reelection in 2008, according to a source familiar with Wilson’s decision. Domenici has taken Wilson under his wing in recent years, and as he has gotten older, Wilson’s name has topped the list of potential heirs. A strong campaigner, she has survived several multimillion-dollar challenges in a swing district ...
  • Newsweek: U.S. Intel Can't Keep Up With New Technology

    07/29/2007 9:39:07 AM PDT · by notbackingdown · 19 replies · 435+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Aug. 6 2007 | Mark Hosenball
    Aug. 6, 2007 issue - Six years after 9/11 , U.S. intel officials are complaining about the emergence of a major "gap" in their ability to secretly eavesdrop on suspected terrorist plotters. In a series of increasingly anxious pleas to Congress, intel "czar" Mike McConnell has argued that the nation's spook community is "missing a significant portion of what we should be getting" from electronic eavesdropping on possible terror plots. Rep. Heather Wilson, a GOP member of the House intelligence community, told NEWSWEEK she has learned of "specific cases where U.S. lives have been put at risk" as a result....
  • 4 in N.M. charged with corruption

    03/30/2007 12:38:48 AM PDT · by InShanghai · 19 replies · 343+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Thu Mar 29, 10:56 PM ET | SUE MAJOR HOLMES, Associated Press Writer
    4 in N.M. charged with corruption ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A former state senator and three other people were charged with corruption Thursday in a highly politicized case that a former federal prosecutor told Congress he believes led to his firing.A federal grand jury accused former New Mexico Senate President Pro Tem Manny Aragon and the others of conspiring to skim $4.2 million in public funds meant for construction of a county courthouse.David Iglesias, one of eight U.S. attorneys fired late last year, told Congress this month that he rejected what he believed to be pressure from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici...
  • New Mexico Lawmaker Floats Re-redistricting Wilson Seat [Heather Wilson being redistricted out]

    12/16/2006 9:28:43 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 85 replies · 1,752+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 12/14/06 | Josh Kurtz
    New Mexico Democrats, frustrated by their inability to defeat Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.), now are openly talking about redrawing the state’s Congressional district boundaries prior to the 2008 elections.
  • Heather Wilson Makes Sense on Iraq Report

    12/07/2006 10:56:02 AM PST · by Thickman · 33 replies · 1,195+ views
    Albuquerque Tribune | 12-6-06
    Heather Wilson on the Iraq Study group report as quoted in the Albuquerque Tribune: "Their recommendations range from the blindingly obvious, to the naive and simplistic, to the interesting but underdeveloped. I was expecting a steak dinner, and we got hors d'oeuvres."
  • Wilson Declared Winner by 879 (NM-1)

    11/17/2006 9:10:39 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 111 replies · 3,434+ views
    ABQJournal.com ^ | 11/17/06 | Tim Korte
    Republican Rep. Heather Wilson retained her seat Friday, narrowly winning a fifth term in Congress by defeating Democrat Patricia Madrid and overcoming election-season sentiment that battered GOP incumbents nationwide. Wilson won New Mexico's 1st Congressional District after Bernalillo County Clerk Mary Herrera released the county's final unofficial count Friday night. The final unofficial tally was 105,916 votes for Wilson, and 105,037 for Madrid. That gave Wilson a winning margin of 879 votes — with roughly 211,000 ballots cast in the race. ''The people of New Mexico have asked me to continue to represent them in the Congress,'' Wilson said Friday...
  • Despite Shortage of Ballots & Other Problems, Turnout Expected to Top 60 Percent (NM-Wilson/Madrid)

    11/17/2006 7:44:40 AM PST · by CedarDave · 2 replies · 538+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 8, 2006 | Dan McKay and Trip Jennings
    New Mexico's switch to paper ballots stumbled to a rocky start Tuesday as Bernalillo County's elections administrator acknowledged there may have been a violation of federal law. Only two hours after polls opened Tuesday, two precincts ran out of paper ballots and some voters were turned away. "We would assume there is an infraction that occurred," said Jaime Diaz, Bernalillo County's election administrator. "There were no ballots to be issued." The state Republican Party ...backed off threatened legal action over the ballot shortages. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M. ... called for federal observers to monitor the election. The GOP late Tuesday...
  • 5:55am -- Are We There Yet? (NM-1 Wilson/Madrid Race)

    11/17/2006 7:05:36 AM PST · by CedarDave · 14 replies · 868+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal NewsBlog ^ | November 17, 2006 | Bruce Daniels
    GOP confident of Wilson victory; county extends deadline to 9 p.m. With incumbent Rep. Heather Wilson holding on to a roughly 900-vote lead, and GOP observers claiming there are about 500 ballots left to count, according to this morning's Albuquerque Journal story, you'd think it would be over. The official unofficial number of votes left to be counted as of this morning is 1,985, but GOP tallies say the actual count is no more than 500, and county elections administrator Jaime Diaz told the Journal that an estimated 200 of those had been disqualified. But it's never over till it's...
  • Wilson, Madrid Race Narrows (NM-1)

    11/16/2006 6:42:27 AM PST · by CedarDave · 14 replies · 661+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 16, 2006 | Jeff Jones and Dan McKay
    Democrat Patricia Madrid cut into Rep. Heather Wilson's margin in the 1st Congressional District vote-count Wednesday night, but she also lost opportunity as hundreds of other ballots were disqualified. A new tally of more than 900 Bernalillo County "in-lieu-of" ballots broke more than two-to-one in Madrid's favor, cutting Wilson's lead to 1,164 votes, according to an unofficial count. But according to estimates by County Clerk Mary Herrera, at least 845 other ballots had been disqualified, meaning that no more than 1,985 ballots remained to be counted in Bernalillo County. Madrid, the state's attorney general, would have to win about 79...
  • Madrid Draws GOP's Fire (NM-1, AG's office on how to count votes)

    11/14/2006 6:39:02 AM PST · by CedarDave · 13 replies · 880+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 14, 2006 | Trip Jennings And Jeff Jones
    Republicans cried foul Monday after Attorney General Patricia Madrid's office provided legal advice on how to count Bernalillo County ballots in her close 1st Congressional District race against Rep. Heather Wilson. The legal advice could allow more provisional ballots to be counted in the ongoing tallying of votes— a possible advantage for Madrid, who trailed Wilson by 1,487 votes. "The attorney general should never even have been asked to rule on this, because it's a clear conflict of interest," said Enrique Carlos Knell, spokesman for the four-term Republican congresswoman. Assistant Attorney General Chris Coppin said he— not the Democratic attorney...
  • Workers still counting votes ( New Mexico : Heather Wilson )

    11/12/2006 5:51:44 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies · 1,423+ views
    kob tv ^ | 11/12/2006 | Todd Dukart
    More than 3,700 votes remain to be counted in the race to represent central New Mexico in the U.S. House of Representatives. Officials say it?ll be Tuesday before they release the next wave of votes for the First Congressional District, where incumbent Heather Wilson, a Republican, leads Democrat Patricia Madrid by 1,481 votes. Election workers are counting provisional and ?in lieu of? ballots. Provisional ballots were cast by voters whose eligibility needs to be determined before their votes are counted. ?In lieu of? ballots were cast by voters who requested absentee ballots but swore they never received them. Some of...
  • Vote count slides into second week (NM, CD-1)

    11/10/2006 6:26:06 PM PST · by CedarDave · 16 replies · 774+ views
    KRQE News 13, Albuquerque ^ | November 10, 2006 | KRQE News 13
    ALBUQUERQUE -- The vote-counting process is far from done in Bernalillo County despite the last of the ballots rejected by scanning machines being counted by hand and added to totals. With the inclusion of 642 rejected ballots, Rep. Heather Wilson’s lead over Democrat Patricia Madrid shrank by 126 votes. That still leaves Wilson 1,481 votes ahead out of more than 108,000 cast, enough for her to declare victory as Democrats say her claim is premature. Election totals remain unofficial until certified by the county and state canvassing boards. Today Bernalillo County Clerk Mary Herrera said she may need to ask...
  • Undecided Houses Races Roundup

    11/09/2006 6:30:17 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies · 1,897+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | Nov. 08, 2006 | Bob Benenson
    The 11 House races that are still undecided. ? Connecticut?s 2nd District: three-term Republican Rep. Rob Simmons ? Florida?s 13th District: ? Georgia?s 12th District: ? North Carolina?s 8th District: ? New Mexico?s 1st District: Rep. Heather A. Wilson, who is seeking a fifth full term in the House, may earn the prize for most resilient Republican incumbent... ? Ohio?s 2nd District: Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt?s hard-edged conservatism remains problematic even though this southern Ohio district leans strongly Republican most of the time. ? Ohio?s 15th District: Seven-term Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce?s influential position as the House Republican Conference chairwoman...a...
  • Wilson declares victory in tight House race (New Mexico-1)

    11/10/2006 8:28:46 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 19 replies · 1,039+ views
    KRQE News ^ | 11/10/06
    ALBUQUERQUE -- Heather Wilson raised a toast of orange juice with her husband and children, confident that re-election was secure after a 36-hour delay. The incumbent Republican declared victory late Thursday in her bid for a fifth term in the U.S. House. Wilson holds a razor-thin lead over Democrat Patricia Madrid in one of New Mexico's most caustic campaigns ever. ''My children expected to be celebrating with orange juice on Wednesday morning. It's taken a while, but I'm glad they're here with me to celebrate. Josh and Cait, we won,'' she told her 13-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter. Democrats refused...
  • "Republicans don't like Democracy and don't want every vote counted." (NM, CD-1)

    11/09/2006 10:44:39 PM PST · by CedarDave · 27 replies · 951+ views
    KOAT-TV7, Albuquerque ^ | November 9, 2006 | KOAT-TV7, Albuquerque
    Video of Republcan Heather Wilson declaring victory in New Mexico District 1 at 10 p.m. MST, November 9, and Rats responding by claiming "Republicans don't like Democracy and don't want every vote counted." Heather leads by 1,607 votes with 4,400 provisional votes left to count. Provisional ballots, most commonly filed by dumb Dems who forget where they registered or even if they are registered, are often disqualified with 40 to 50% thrown out not being uncommon.
  • Workers Hand-Tally Votes Inside County Warehouse (NM)

    11/09/2006 8:54:17 PM PST · by CedarDave · 15 replies · 504+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 9, 2006 | Dan McKay
    In Bernalillo County, it seems the dreary part of democracy always ends up in a drab warehouse, with weary election workers hand-tallying ballots among fast-food cups, political observers and attorneys. This year is no different. About 100 election workers continued to tally 4,580 ballots by hand Wednesday at the warehouse, near Interstate 25 and Montaño NW. And after that is finished, they still have another 3,800 provisional and "in-lieu-of" absentee ballots to examine. They will start counting those today, and County Clerk Mary Herrerra estimated it would take two days. They are counted as part of the canvassing process, which...
  • Wilson Lead Narrows in Latest Unofficial Count (NM-1)

    11/09/2006 1:34:24 PM PST · by CedarDave · 47 replies · 1,750+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 9, 2006 | Journal Staff Report
    Here are the latest, unofficial returns from New Mexico TP PR Madrid Wilson Bernalillo 414 413 91,488 90,731 Sandoval 15 15 3,971 3,810 Santa Fe 3 3 604 1,297 Torrance 18 18 2,100 3,266 Valencia 15 15 2,990 3,352 Totals 465 464 101,153 102,456
  • CD1: Wilson 100,027; Madrid 98,724 (NM)

    11/08/2006 9:02:09 AM PST · by CedarDave · 17 replies · 771+ views
    The Albuquerque Tribune ^ | November 8, 2006 | Kate Nash
    She was the Democrats' best hope against U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, their No. 1 star in an election season scarred by scandal and war. And Attorney General Patricia Madrid still might be. But we probably won't know for sure until the end of the week. Or next week. After the congressional candidates spent a long evening playing cat-and-mouse in their vote tallies, they went into the morning hours with Wilson holding a 1,303-vote lead. But their fate is bound up in two sets of uncounted ballots totaling more than 5,000 votes. One group consists of more than 2,000 ballots rejected...
  • Wilson, Madrid Rallies Rejuvenate Bases (NM District 1 race)

    10/30/2006 9:01:05 PM PST · by CedarDave · 14 replies · 531+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 30, 2006 | Jeff Jones
    Republican Rep. Heather Wilson and Democratic challenger Patricia Madrid brought out some political and local star power Sunday during their separate high-energy, high-decibel political rallies. Wilson's northeast Albuquerque event highlighted her support among some Hispanics and members of the opposing political party, featuring former Rep. Manuel Lujan Jr. and New Mexico musical legend Al Hurricane, who happens to be a Democrat. "She's super bright," said Lujan, who from 1969-1989 held the 1st District seat now held by Wilson. "I served there for 20 years, so I watch her very closely— and I think she does the right thing." At a...
  • Pelosi Leads Rowdy Rally for Madrid (NM Dim Candidate)

    08/18/2006 7:07:31 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 6 replies · 419+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 18, 2006 | Jeff Jones
    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday at an Albuquerque rally called Republican Rep. Heather Wilson a "handmaiden of the oil companies" who has been raking in campaign money from Big Oil as gas prices soar. Wilson spokesman Enrique Carlos Knell did not directly counter a Madrid/Pelosi assertion that Wilson has taken nearly $400,000 in campaign money from oil and gas interests since she took office in 1998. But Knell said Wilson's gasoline price-gouging bill, which passed the House earlier this year, shows Wilson is not beholden to oil and gas firms. And Knell had other sharp words for Madrid...
  • Bush Pit Stop Nets $375,000 for Wilson (R-NM)

    06/17/2006 9:58:42 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 6 replies · 339+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 17, 2006 | Tania Soussan and Leslie Linthicum
    President George W. Bush praised Rep. Heather Wilson as an independent-minded woman during a Wilson campaign fundraiser in Albuquerque on Friday. While about 300 Wilson supporters gave the president an enthusiastic welcome inside the Albuquerque Hyatt Regency, about 200 protesters outside called for Bush's impeachment and Wilson's ouster in the fall election. "Heather is an independent soul and that's what you want," Bush said in a speech that lasted more than 20 minutes. "She's strong on her beliefs, she's strong on her convictions." He described Wilson, R-N.M., as compassionate, smart and dedicated to her district. Bush touched on his recent...