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  • Talking Politics and Playtime With Susanna Martinez (New Mexico)

    11/08/2010 11:05:11 AM PST · by CedarDave · 2 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 07, 2010 | Leslie Linthicum
    I scored the first, exclusive post-election interview with Susanna Martinez last week. I don't tell you this to brag about my journalistic prowess (oh, maybe just a little). But I figured, with the election over it would be good to sit down with Martinez and get to know her better. Her schedule was awfully full on Thursday, but she had an availability after dinner at 7. We met at her home, and there she was in the living room wearing comfy-looking pink plush pants and a tie-dyed T-shirt. She had her hair pulled back in a ponytail, and she was...
  • Meet N.M.'s First Gentleman

    11/06/2010 6:35:02 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 6, 2010 | Susan Montoya Bryan, AP
    Chuck Franco will soon be a household name in New Mexico. As the husband of Gov.-elect Susana Martinez, he will become the state's first first gentleman when she takes office in January. He's been there every step of the way, from the long car rides between rallies to the huddles with his wife's campaign managers, to the debates and the news conferences. If Martinez is around, that stocky southern New Mexico lawman with the big black cowboy hat is likely not far behind. And, yes, he plans to be standing right there when his wife gives her historic inauguration speech....
  • (NM) Governor: Martinez Win Not Indictment of His Administration ("A national vote" Richardson says)

    11/04/2010 7:51:09 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 4, 2010 | Dan Boyd
    Gov. Bill Richardson took his lumps during New Mexico's gubernatorial campaign and said Thursday he wished he'd had the opportunity to punch back. Two days after Republican Susana Martinez won a decisive victory to become the state's first elected female governor, the two-term Democratic officeholder voiced frustration at having his policies repeatedly -- and forcefully -- targeted by Martinez's campaign. "My only regret is that I wasn't able to defend myself and the accomplishments of my administration in so many areas," Richardson said after a news conference in Santa Fe. Richardson, who cited teacher salary increases, a decrease in DWI...
  • Election 2010: (Republican) Martinez maintains lead in New Mexico

    10/31/2010 3:43:13 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 7 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/31/10 | Timothy Knight
    Three weeks after Rasmussen gave Republican Susana Martinez a nine point lead over Diane Denish, the current Democratic Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico, the Albuquerque Journal has Martinez up by ten points, with just 48 hours until the polls open all across the once Democratic leaning State. Albuquerque Journal Survey of 1,003 Likely Voters: Susana Martinez (R) - 52% Diane Denish (D) - 42% Undecided/Not sure - 6% Martinez is the first Hispanic Woman to receive the Gubernatorial Nomination of either major Party in this Country, but you wouldn't know it by looking close at the data within the aforementioned...
  • New Mexico: Martinez, Pearce, Barela, King lead in Journal polls

    10/31/2010 1:21:27 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 10 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal’s final polls of the 2010 election cycle show races shifting even further toward Republicans in the final days. Republican Susana Martinez led by 10 in the Journal poll of the governor’s race. Democrat Gary King led by 10 in the attorney general’s race, but that means his lead has been cut in half in the last month. And in the 1st and 2nd congressional district races, Republicans Jon Barela and Steve Pearce each led by 3 points in the Journal polls.
  • Election 2010: New Mexico Governor: Martinez (R) Holds Double-Digit Lead Over Denish (D)

    10/26/2010 6:25:29 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 26, 2010 | Rasmussen Reports
    Republican prosecutor Susana Martinez again moves to a 10-point lead over Democratic Lieutenant Governor 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 52% of the vote in the second straight survey this month, while Denish draws support from 42%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. These numbers move the race from Leans Republican to Solid Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard. The survey of 750 Likely Voters in New Mexico was conducted on...
  • Susana Martinez Best Choice for Governor (NM-R!)

    10/24/2010 8:15:35 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 24, 2010 | ABQJournal editorial staff
    The combination of cronyism, corruption and profligate spending in recent years has left New Mexico mired in serious problems ranging from budget to education to security of state pension funds as we prepare to go to the polls. It is time for a clear change of direction in New Mexico, and Susana Martinez, the Republican candidate for governor, is the right person at the right time to deliver it. With a background as district attorney in Las Cruces, Martinez is a Santa Fe outsider equipped with the skills to cut through Roundhouse fog and effectively communicate her positions. These are...
  • Obama May Be Back, Plus: Mean TV: Denish & Martinez Clash (NM)

    10/18/2010 8:18:54 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan ^ | October 18, 2010 | Joe Monahan
    One thing is for certain after last night's televised gubernatorial debate: you wouldn't want to be in a foxhole with either Susana Martinez or Diane Denish. In one of the nastiest Guv TV confrontations we can recall, Republican Martinez and Democrat Denish fired salvo after salvo at one another Sunday night. It reached a crescendo when Denish turned directly toward Martinez on the KOAT-TV stage and told the Dona Ana County District Attorney "you are a liar." She was referring to a Martinez TV ad that was found to contain "falsehoods" by an independent fact-check group. Denish had a point,...
  • Water Not in Jeopardy (NM - Bill Clinton)

    10/18/2010 7:12:59 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 16, 2010 | ABQJournal editorial staff
    "I did not have sex with that woman...." "We need Charlie (Rangel) to go back to Washington..." "Besides being a native Texan, there's a reason (Susana Martinez) got all that money from those people that are interested in your water: They want to drain the Rio Grande and the Pecos." These are all statements uttered by former President William Jefferson Clinton — with number three coming while stumping in Española on Thursday for gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish. And the veracity of the first two is useful in determining how much credibility to give the third. After a controversial and ill-advised...
  • New Mexico: Republican Martinez Leads in Race for Open Governor Seat

    10/16/2010 2:40:36 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Survey USA ^ | October 15, 2010
    In an election for New Mexico Governor today, 10/15/10, Republican Susana Martinez defeats Democrat Diane Denish 54% to 42%, according to this latest exclusive KOB-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA. Martinez' advantage is even stronger among voters who tell SurveyUSA they have already returned a ballot.
  • New Mexico Governor: Martinez (R) Receives Highest Support Yet (52% to Denish D 43%)

    10/12/2010 12:31:56 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Monday, October 11, 2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    Republican Susana Martinez now leads Democratic Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish by nine points in New Mexico’s gubernatorial election. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Martinez, a county prosecutor, picking up 52% of the vote, her best showing in the ocntest to date. Denish draws support from 43%. One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, while four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This race remains Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard. Late last month, Martinez held a similar 51% to 41% lead over Denish. Though the...
  • New Mexico Governor: Martinez (R) Receives Highest Support Yet

    10/11/2010 4:42:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 11, 2010
    Republican Susana Martinez now leads Democratic Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish by nine points in New Mexico’s gubernatorial election. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Martinez, a county prosecutor, picking up 52% of the vote, her best showing in the ocntest to date. Denish draws support from 43%. One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, while four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Gov. Candidates talk about Rail Runner: Will they keep the train? (NM - Richardson's Railroad)

    10/08/2010 11:51:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    KRQE News 13, Albuquerque ^ | September 24, 2010 | Alex Tomlin
    It's been four years, and like most forms of public transportation, the rail runner isn't paying for itself. The train cost 22-million dollars to operate last fiscal year, and five million of that came from the state. So what will the next governor do about the rail runner? News 13 asked both candidates that question. Republican Governor Candidate Susana Martinez said, “We have to do an economic analysis to see how much is the public willing to pump in to that transportation? Or can we change it in a way that makes it worthwhile?” Democrat Diane Denish sent News 13...
  • Tussle Over 'Tejana' in Gov. Race (NM)

    10/07/2010 6:13:44 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 7, 2010 | Deborah Baker
    So what, exactly, is a "Tejana," and why is Diane Denish's campaign using the term to attack Susana Martinez? The answers depend on whom you ask. A new commercial in the campaign television wars has Denish's campaign labeling Martinez as a "Tejana" who is "bought and paid for by a Texas billionaire." "We know that Susana Martinez is from Texas ... Susana es una Tejana," says Denish's lieutenant governor running mate, Brian Colón — who was born in New York but moved to New Mexico with his family as an infant. Martinez was born in El Paso and lived there...
  • Martinez Pushing Toward 'Magic Number' (New Mexico)

    10/03/2010 9:40:54 AM PDT · by woofie · 6 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 10/3/2010 | Sean Olson
    Republican gubernatorial nominee Susana Martinez is nearing the "magic number" of 50 percent support among likely New Mexico voters, with a month left before the Nov. 2 election, a new Journal Poll found. Martinez apparently led Democrat Diane Denish by 6 points in the survey overall — 47 percent to 41 percent with 12 percent undecided if the election were held at the time of the Sept. 27-30 poll. Her lead grew to 49 percent to 42 percent when "leaners" — undecided voters leaning toward voting for one candidate — were included and was even wider, at 49 percent to...
  • New Mexico Governor: Martinez (R) Extends Lead Over Denish (D)

    10/01/2010 5:37:32 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 32 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 1, 2010
    Republican Susana Martinez now has a 10-point lead over Democratic Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish, moving the New Mexico governor’s race from a Toss-Up to Leans GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard. The latest telephone survey of Likely Voters in New Mexico shows Martinez, a county prosecutor, receiving 51% support, while Denish picks up 41% of the vote when leaners are included. Three percent (3%) favors another candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • Tough As Nails (NM R-Gov. Candidate Susana Martinez)

    09/12/2010 9:48:57 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 12, 2010 | Colleen Heild
    Susana Martinez was a cheerleader and member of the Rangerette drill team at El Paso's Riverside High School. But when a group of seniors running for student council asked her to join their slate of candidates, she took a pass. "I told them I don't want to be (council) secretary," Martinez recalled, noting that it was the only slot still open on the ticket. Martinez studied the job descriptions and decided she'd rather be student body president. So she ran against the candidate whose ticket tried to enlist her. And she won. The Democrat-turned-Republican has already risen to national prominence...
  • Group Tries To Illegally Obtain Licenses (NM-Illegals still get Driver's licenses)

    09/12/2010 9:36:35 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    KOAT TV7, Albuquerque ^ | September 5, 2010 | KOAT News Staff
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A group of Brazilians has been busted for trying to get New Mexico driver's licenses illegally. State police moved in on the group of men after a Motor Vehicle Division worker noticed one of the suspects had been there before. The three Brazilian men face serious charges after state police and the state's tax fraud investigators division busted the men at the MVD downtown on Friday. "One of the investigators down there with the Office of Inspector General recognized an individual who had been in there numerous times over the last year," Major Pete Kassetas said. Kassetas...
  • Lack of Vetting Dooms Attack Ad in NM Governor’s Race

    09/11/2010 3:42:10 AM PDT · by onyx · 64 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Posted on September 10, 2010 | Scott Baker
    Sometimes it only takes 30 seconds to render a lot of expensive TV production effort totally worthless. This come to us from the New Mexico governor’s race. The Republican frontrunner is Susana Martinez. She‘s facing Bill Richardson’s Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish. Without giving away the punchline here, the NEA launched the original salvo on behalf of Denish. It didn’t work out very well: THE VIDEO AD TITLED "CONVICTED"!Thus far the Denish campaign has not commented on whether or not they had approved of the NEA ad ahead of time. The race is close — but Martinez has a slight lead....
  • Mexican Man Found Guilty of Assault on Two Border Patrol Agents and Illegal Re-Entry...

    09/05/2010 11:16:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    PHOENIX.FBI.GOV - DOJ Press Release ^ | September 3, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Mexican Man Found Guilty of Assault on Two Border Patrol Agents and Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation TUCSON—Jaime Martinez-Garcia, 26, of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, was found guilty of two counts of assault on a federal officer and one count of illegal re-entry after deportation by a federal jury in Tucson on August 31, 2010. The case was tried before United States District Court Judge David C. Bury. The defendant remains in custody pending sentencing. “In Arizona, Border Patrol Agents risk their lives on a daily basis patrolling in remote desert canyons and other harsh...
  • 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.

    08/31/2009 5:46:06 PM PDT · by Corazon · 6 replies · 644+ views
    MEL MARTINEZ TOWN HALL FROM OBAMA'S E MAIL IN HIALEAH ON TUESDAY SEP.1 AT PALMETTO HOSPITAL Outside of Health Care Forum with Sen. Mel Martinez Where: Palmetto General Hospital Meet at the corner of the hospital that faces the Palmetto Expressway at the NW 122nd St. Exit 2001 W 68 Street Hialeah, FL 33016
  • Crist Picks Former Chief of Staff to Replace Fla. Sen. Martinez

    08/28/2009 10:12:45 AM PDT · by paul544 · 10 replies · 926+ views
    Fox News/AP ^ | 8/28/2009 | N/A
    Gov. Charlie Crist chose trust and loyalty Friday over Washington experience or potential political gain in choosing former chief of staff George LeMieux to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez.
  • Florida Gov. Picks Ex-Aide to Replace Martinez

    08/28/2009 8:48:01 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 21 replies · 1,734+ views ^ | 08/28/09 | Staff
    A state lawmaker says Gov. Charlie Crist is picking his former chief of staff George LeMieux (leh-'MEW) to replace Republican Sen. Mel Martinez, who is resigning. State Rep. Jennifer Carroll, who was considered for the position, said Crist told her he is choosing LeMieux. Crist planned to make the announcement later Friday.
  • Obama's Man Van Jones-Many Roads Lead to Cuba, Communism

    08/27/2009 6:11:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 940+ views
    New Zeal ^ | August 27, 2009 | Trevor Loudon
    Two big questions hang over President Obama's radical "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones. Is he still a communist? Is he a security threat? Many have assumed that Van Jones' committment to communism ended when the organization he helped to lead STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement) dissolved in 2002. Yet a 2004 treatise Reclaiming Revolution: History, Summation, and Lessons from the Work of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement written and endorsed by a majority of former STORM members makes it clear that most ex STORMers are still committed to the revolutionary movement; From page 49. When...
  • Martinez's exit to weaken Florida's political clout (Goodbye, RINO)

    08/17/2009 5:40:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies · 742+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/17/2009 | Lesley Clark and Beth Reinhard
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez's early retirement will leave the nation's fourth-largest state with a temp in a chamber that rewards seniority with power. Martinez had planned to step down at the end of his term next year but said last week he'll leave office as soon as Gov. Charlie Crist appoints a replacement. Since Crist is running for the seat himself, he's expected to choose a stand-in entrusted to keep the seat warm until the November 2010 election. In the meantime, key votes on healthcare reform, climate change and possibly immigration reform will be bearing down on Congress....
  • Republican Senator Martinez to resign: party aides

    08/07/2009 1:07:01 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 48 replies · 2,866+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 7, 2009 | Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Mel Martinez, a native Cuban and a former chairman of the Republican Party, stunned supporters on Friday by informing them that he plans to resign from Congress, party aides said. Martinez, 62, who earlier said he would not run for a second Senate term next year, scheduled a news conference in Orlando, Florida, at 3 p.m. EDT to make an announcement. In a letter to "friends," a copy of which was obtained by Reuters from a supporter of the senator, Martinez said he planned to step down after a replacement is named. "My priorities have always...
  • Mel Martinez Quits

    08/07/2009 12:10:42 PM PDT · by LegendHasIt · 55 replies · 2,533+ views
    Fox News Live ^ | 8-7-09 | Fox news live
    Just heard on Fox News: Mel Martinez is quitting the Senate "to get on with his private life". Some scandal about to erupt?
  • Foundations of democracy being dismantled (HONDURAS)

    07/23/2009 6:44:34 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 28 replies · 1,135+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 07.13.09 | MEL MARTINEZ
    For Latin America, events in Honduras are the tragic yet logical culmination of the silence of the United States and the inter-American community to the sustained assault on democratic institutions in that region. While there may be the possibility of reconciliation in one country, it does not address the larger dismantling of democracy in the region. It is hard for many Hondurans, and other pro-democracy activists in the region, to fully appreciate the outrage and clamor over the ouster of Mel Zelaya in Honduras when there has not been any significant action in opposition to the dismantling of democratic institutions...
  • Yelling...ENOUGH with the Race Thing!

    07/19/2009 5:10:07 PM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 17 replies · 695+ views ^ | 07-18-2009 | Lloyd Marcus
    Race! Race! Race! As the kids say, “Gag me with Race!” I just read my Republican Senator Mel Martinez's statement on why he is voting to confirm Sonia Sotomayor: “Judge Sotomayor's rise to the Supreme Court is testimony to the fact that the American dream continues to be attainable. Given her qualifications and testimony this week, I intend to vote in favor of her confirmation.” Excuse me Mel, but the woman is a leftist who will make decisions based on her “feelings” rather than the law. So as a supposed republican, why the heck would you vote for her? Is...
  • [RINO] Sen. Martinez says he'll support Sotomayor [who didn't see this one coming?]

    07/18/2009 12:52:43 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 909+ views
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | 2009-07-17 | Alex Leary
    U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez's support of Sonia Sotomayor was never in much doubt, but he made it clear today that he will vote to confirm her to the Supreme Court. "Given her judicial record, and her testimony this week, it is my determination that Judge Sotomayor is well-qualified to serve as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court," he said in a statement. Judge Sotomayor is knowledgeable of the law, would be a fair and impartial judge, and seems to have a good understanding of the limited role the judiciary plays in our democracy.