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Former GOP governor says Trump can win her border state

Sep. 17, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump's direct appeal to Hispanic voters in New Mexico for support ahead of the 2020 election was greeted enthusiastically Tuesday by former Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, who said she believes the president could carry the state this time. Trump campaigned in New...

Trump vows to win most-Hispanic state in 2020 at rally

Sep. 16, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to bolster his re-election chances Monday with a political rally in the border state of New Mexico, appealing directly to Hispanic voters with a message of economic prosperity, while doubling down on his hard-line border enforcement stance. Trump...

Trump's rally in New Mexico is a bid for an upset next year

Sep. 16, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. Last year, his party lost a House seat and the governor's mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad. Still, Trump is headed to New Mexico on Monday for a campaign...

Trump targets border state with rally amid defiant Democrats

Sep. 15, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. Last year, his party lost a House seat and the governor's mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad. Still, Trump is headed to New Mexico on Monday for a campaign...

New Mexico border crossing touted as safer, welcoming entry

Sep. 9, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — The new port's walls mimic the color of the desert, the slanted roof mirrors peaks on the horizon and native vegetation freshens the landscape. While debate continues to churn over President Donald Trump's plans to build a $6 billion border wall — sharp-tipped and painted black...

Former elections regulator joins field for House seat

Aug. 19, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former leading state elections regulator and Obama-administration official John Blair on Monday announced he'll run against a crowded Democratic field for the nomination to seek an open congressional seat in northern New Mexico in 2020. The seat is currently held by Democratic U.S....

No. 4 Democrat in Congress wants impeachment inquiry

Aug. 19, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The No. 4 Democrat in Congress has announced his support for moving forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Trump. In a statement published Monday, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján accused Trump of actively encouraging Russian interference in U.S. elections and said an...

GOP Senate candidate is expert witness, tiny-home enthusiast

Aug. 16, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gavin Clarkson works as an expert legal witness on Native American economic issues and lives in an experimental tiny home that is 15 feet (4.5 meters) long and wide, according to new financial disclosure filings disclosed Friday. Clarkson is one of two...

The Latest: Progressive group backs candidate in Senate race

Aug. 13, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico (all times local): 11:30 a.m. An advocacy group for progressive policies and candidates known as the Working Families Party is endorsing New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver in the Democratic primary...

Republican businessman to run for US Senate in New Mexico

Aug. 13, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican construction contractor Mick Rich is making a second run for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico. The Mick Rich 2020 campaign committee filed paperwork August 1 with the Federal Election Commission, opening the door for the Albuquerque resident to seek the GOP nomination....