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  • Crossovers From Democrats Give Martinez Boost (NM Governor)

    08/29/2010 8:25:27 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 29, 2010 | Sean Olson
    Republican Susana Martinez picked off the support of one in five Democrats and had strong backing from members of her own party to take an early lead over Diane Denish in New Mexico's race for governor, a Journal Poll found. Sixteen percent of voters were still undecided, but Journal pollster Brian Sanderoff said erosion of the Democratic vote is a problem for Denish, who has served as lieutenant governor [under Bill Richardson] for the past eight years. Martinez drew more votes than her Democratic opponent among men, Anglos and voters over 50 years old — all categories that tend to...
  • Martinez Takes Early Lead in New Mexico

    08/29/2010 2:55:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Political Wire ^ | August 29, 2010
    A new Albuquerque Journal poll in New Mexico finds Susana Martinez (R) has taken an early lead over Diane Denish (D) in the race for governor, 45% to 39% with 16% undecided. Denish also is suffering from a successful Martinez strategy to tie her to Gov. Bill Richardson (D), with whom Denish has served since 2003, and now holds a dismal 33% approval rating. Among those who disapprove of Richardson's performance, 62% said they would vote for Martinez compared to 22% who said they would vote for Denish.
  • New Mexico Governor: Martinez (R) 48%, Denish (D) 43%

    08/26/2010 2:49:32 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 26, 2010
    Republican Susana Martinez earns her highest support yet against Democrat Diane Denish in the race to be New Mexico’s next governor. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Martinez picking up 48% support, while Denish, the state's current lieutenant governor, earns 43% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and six percent (6%) are undecided. The two women were tied in the past two surveys conducted in May and June after Denish led Martinez, a county district attorney, by 19 points in the first Rasmussen Reports survey of the race...
  • (R) Martinez Bought Supplies From Aide (NM Governor race)

    08/06/2010 8:19:47 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 6, 2010 | Colleen Heild
    The office of Doña Ana County District Attorney Susana Martinez bought more than $60,000 in office supplies from a home-based company owned by one of her top deputies and political ally. There was no contract or competitive bidding process that covered the purchases from 2003 to 2005, and a former state auditor questions whether state law was followed. But Martinez, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, said the arrangement was legal, had approval from two state agencies and saved the taxpayers money. She also said she would do it all over again as governor, "so long as there was transparency in that...
  • Mel Martinez Lands Job With JPMorgan Chase

    07/12/2010 9:24:48 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 15 replies
    wftv ^ | July 12, 2010
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez is becoming a banker. Martinez, who resigned from the U.S. Senate last September, was named Monday as chairman of JPMorgan Chase Bank's Florida market and its operations in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. As JPMorgan Chase Bank's senior Florida executive, Martinez will also serve on Chase's corporate executive committee and work with senior level clients ranging from businesses to large corporations and non-profits to governments. The 63-year-old Martinez will be based in Orlando. Chase Bank is the sixth-largest bank in Florida based on deposit market share with nearly $11 billion deposited...
  • Denish Leads 7-1 in Campaign Cash

    07/02/2010 6:45:05 AM PDT · by JaguarXKE · 23 replies
    Albuquerque Journal | July 2, 2010 | Associated Depressed
    SANTA FE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish holds a 7-to-1 advantage in campaign cash over Republican Susana Martinez as the general election race for governor gets underway in New Mexico, according to financial reports filed Thursday.
  • Union's Anti-Martinez E-Mail Riles Republicans (NM Gov race)

    06/19/2010 12:55:43 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies · 366+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 19, 2010 | Sean Olson
    A mass e-mail from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is making waves in the governor's race, with Republicans complaining the group is using a "scare tactic" and state resources to influence the election. In an e-mail sent to state employees, an AFSCME political coordinator, Josh Anderson, wrote that Republican governor candidate Susana Martinez would lay off 5,000 state employees — read: union members — if elected. That e-mail was later forwarded by Department of Health employees using state e-mail accounts. "We can not afford to have Susana Martinez as our next governor, our members jobs literally...
  • Denish airs critical TV ad against GOP opponent

    06/03/2010 2:17:46 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 4 replies · 295+ views
    AP/NewsWest ^ | 6/3/10
    Democrat Diane Denish is taking the offensive in her campaign for governor with a television ad criticizing GOP nominee Susana Martinez's record as a prosecutor.
  • Susana Martinez Wins GOP Primary Ticket in New Mexico Gov. Race (Next governor will be a woman)

    06/02/2010 4:21:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 493+ views
    Hispanic Business ^ | 6/02/10 | Steve Terrell
    Susana Martinez Wins GOP Primary Ticket in New Mexico Gov. RaceJune 2, 2010 Steve Terrell Jun. 2--ALBUQUERQUE -- The next governor of New Mexico will be a woman. Republican voters in the state elected Susana Martinez, the district attorney from Dona Ana County, to be the GOP nominee to run against Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Martinez defeated former state Republican chairman Allen Weh, as well as state Rep. Janice Arnold Jones, public-relations company owner Doug Turner and Pete Domenici Jr., son of the former U.S. senator. Not only are the Republicans running a...
  • Martinez wins GOP nomination (NM, Sanchez wins Rep. Lt. Gov race)

    06/01/2010 9:26:36 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies · 482+ views
    KOB-TV4, Albuquerque ^ | June 1, 2010 | KOB TV from AP
    Susana Martinez, a prosecutor from southern New Mexico, won the Republican nomination for governor and will face Democrat Diane Denish in a general election race deciding who becomes New Mexico's first woman governor.
  • 5 Governor Candidates Emphasize Backgrounds as Primary Nears (NM-R primary Tuesday)

    05/28/2010 10:56:22 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 6 replies · 233+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 28, 2010 | Sean Olson
    In their final televised debate before Tuesday's primary election, candidates seeking the Republican nomination for governor agreed on top issues while emphasizing personal qualities they said make them the best bet for the job. Susana Martinez, Allen Weh, Doug Turner, Pete Domenici Jr. and Janice Arnold-Jones all agreed on the importance of better securing New Mexico's border with Mexico and ending the practice of granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Weh, an Albuquerque businessman and retired Marine Corps Reserve colonel who served in Vietnam, Somalia and Iraq, pointed to his leadership abilities. He said his military experience of 38 years,...
  • Who will primary voters choose to face Denish?(NM-R primary)

    05/26/2010 8:04:55 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 19 replies · 359+ views
    KOB-TV4, Albuquerque ^ | March 26, 2010 | Stuart Dyson
    Susana Martinez now has a substantial lead over Allen Weh in the Republican race for governor in a Survey USA poll, and she's also beating Democrat Diane Denish in a match up for the general election. A sample of 464 likely to vote republicans shows Martinez beating Weh 43% to 33%. The rest of the candidates are far behind, in single digits, with almost no hope of catching up by primary election day next Tuesday. Pete Domenici Jr. has 8% in the poll, tied with Doug Turner, while Janice Arnold-Jones is last with 3% of the vote. The poll has...
  • Election Ads for Governor Blasted (NM-R Gov Primary)

    05/24/2010 6:12:19 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 8 replies · 288+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 24, 2010 | Sean Olson
    The head of the Republican Party of New Mexico waded into primary election mudslinging between gubernatorial candidate front-runners Allen Weh and Susana Martinez on Sunday, condemning radio and TV ads by Weh in a move some called unprecedented. Chairman Harvey E. Yates Jr. called Weh ads attacking Martinez "misleading" and "inappropriate" while saying a Martinez ad attacking Weh was "reasonably supported." "Dishonesty in political advertising should not be tolerated in either party," Yates said in a news release. "I believe it to be quite unfortunate that one of the Republican gubernatorial candidates has issued ads which are so misleading. "I...
  • Martinez One To Put N.M.'s House in Order (NM-R Gov. primary ABQ Journal endoresement

    05/23/2010 5:03:36 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies · 648+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 23, 2010 | Journal editorial staff
    When Susana Martinez turned 18, she became a fully armed security guard, a job that can provide a look at the worst side of human behavior. Eighteen years later, she was elected top prosecutor for New Mexico's 3rd Judicial District based in Las Cruces, a job that guarantees quality face time with that behavior. And she has spent the last 13-plus years in that job ensuring that bad behavior meets serious consequences. And New Mexico is better for it. Circa 2010, as Republican voters go to the polls to select a nominee for governor in the wake of interminable state...
  • Palin weighs in for Martinez (NM Gov race)

    05/16/2010 7:30:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 18 replies · 736+ views
    KRQE News 13, Albuquerque ^ | Sunday, May 16, 2010 | Jeff Todd
    The Republican candidates for governor are stepping up efforts in the final two weeks of campaigning. Sunday Doña Ana County District Attorney Susana Martinez got the first big-celebrity endorsement of the campaign. Sarah Palin threw her support behind Martinez. "New Mexico, you have a winner here in somebody who is proudly pro-life, pro-second amendment, pro-family, pro-fiscal conservative, anti-tax, anti-big government; you are so fortunate to have this candidate," Palin told a crowd of about 450 Sunday morning at the Albuquerque Uptown Marriott. “They want something different, they want something different. They want something ethical they want something strong in their...
  • Martinez Delegates' Pick (Radical Kokesh a few votes shy for NM-3 ballot)

    03/14/2010 2:35:01 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies · 493+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 14, 2010 | Sean Olson
    District Attorney Susana Martinez of Las Cruces topped the Republican candidate field for governor Saturday at the state party's nominating convention in Albuquerque, winning the top ballot spot for the June 1 primary election. Former state party Chairman Allen Weh was the only other candidate of five Republican gubernatorial contenders to win the necessary 20 percent of the delegate vote for a convention nomination to the ballot. Martinez won nearly 47 percent of the vote. Weh received 26 percent. "It's a huge step, and (the vote) certainly says Republicans want to unite to take back New Mexico," Martinez said. ......
  • FL-Sen. 2010: Crist’s office 'looking into' Rothstein appointment (as Feds probe $1B+ Ponzi scheme)

    11/21/2009 7:56:39 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 600+ views
    The South Florida Business Journal ^ | 2009-11-18 | Paul Brinkmann
    Gov. Charlie Crist’s office is “looking into” the possibility of removing embattled attorney Scott Rothstein from the state’s Judicial Nominating Committee. Rothstein has offered to surrender his license to practice law. But, he may remain a member of JNC unless, or until, he’s charged with a felony crime. Gov. Charlie Crist named Rothstein to the JNC in August 2008. “Typically, the governor would only step in when felony charges are filed against a public official,” said Sterling Ivey, Crist’s spokesman. “Whether we will act before that point in this case is not clear yet. Our legal office is looking into...
  • 2009 World Series: Game 6 (NYY 3 PHI 2) *corrected thread*

    11/04/2009 3:18:18 PM PST · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 100 replies · 2,692+ views
    Pedro vs Andy
  • Sen. Martinez stumbled on short path [RINO is proud of his involvement in amnesty] [barf]

    09/05/2009 4:44:47 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 1,214+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 2009-09-05
    The senator's partial term was marked by frustration and failure, experts say. BY WILLIAM MARCH TAMPA - Mel Martinez may go down in Florida history as the reluctant senator. During his short Senate career, from 2005 until this week, Martinez took stands on principle and stuck loyally by his friends, particularly President George W. Bush, even when it hurt him politically. But circumstances and his own mistakes conspired to mark his partial term with much frustration and little accomplishment, experts in Congress say. In an interview last week, Martinez acknowledged that frustration. "It is true," he said. "The Senate works...
  • McCain and Martinez to hold health care forum [RINOcare is coming]

    08/31/2009 8:01:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 1,152+ views
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | 2009-08-31 | Alex Leary
    Sen. Mel Martinez will hold a health care forum tomorrow in Hialeah with Sen. John McCain and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. “This is going to be a frank discussion with health care providers, patients, and other stakeholders to air concerns about the current system and what steps Congress should take to address the problems," the retiring Martinez said in a statement.