Latest Hector Balderas News

New Mexico voting starts to pick GOP challenger for governor

May. 10, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Early voting started Tuesday across New Mexico ahead of the June 7 primary Election Day to determine the Republican nominee for governor and Democratic nominees for attorney general and other statewide offices. Election officials began mailing absentee ballots...

Navajo ads highlight unsolved homicide, missing person cases

Apr. 19, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities are taking to the airwaves to call attention to unsolved homicide and missing person cases on the largest Native American reservation in the U.S. as several states are starting to funnel more resources and investigators toward solving such cases. ...

New Mexico challenges effort to post voter rolls online

Apr. 12, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico election regulators are resisting efforts by a conservative-backed foundation to post statewide voter registration information on a public website where it can be searched by names or addresses to view whether people voted in past elections and sometimes their...

Cowboys for Trump co-founder charged with campaign violation

Mar. 18, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico elected official was charged Friday with a misdemeanor campaign finance violation for refusing to register his political group Cowboys for Trump, the state's attorney general announced. Couy Griffin, a Republican county commissioner from Tularosa...

Man extradited from Mexico to face trial in Roswell killing

Mar. 09, 2022 18:02 PM EST

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A man sought in the 2020 strangulation killing of a New Mexico woman has been extradited to the United States after being arrested in Mexico, officials said Wednesday. Jorge Rico-Ruvira, 34, will stand trial in state District Court in Roswell in the killing of...

New Mexico Democrats pick top contenders for June 7 primary

Mar. 04, 2022 17:59 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Democrats are deciding which candidates to put at the top of their primary election ballot in June as the party strives to retain control of every statewide office and challenge a Republican incumbent in Congress. Convention-related events began...

New Mexico regulators refute attorney general's claims

Mar. 04, 2022 14:44 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico utility regulators are refuting allegations by state Attorney General Hector Balderas that the Public Regulation Commission isn’t pursuing the public interest. A letter sent Wednesday by the regulatory panel emphasizes the need for teamwork with...

Election official warns residents about door-to-door canvas

Mar. 03, 2022 02:57 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top election regulator and prosecutor are warning residents of Otero County to be wary of intrusive questions and potential intimidation by door-to-door canvassers linked to a review of the 2020 election that was authorized by the Republican-led county...

Hobbs woman accused of throwing baby away faces more charges

Feb. 28, 2022 21:46 PM EST

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — State prosecutors on Monday filed charges of attempted first-degree murder and child abuse against an 18-year-old Hobbs woman accused of throwing her newborn baby into a trash container two months ago. The child survived the Jan. 7 incident. Alexis...