Aug. 22, 2017
Topic: elections

No Opponent? No Problem

Legit or not, unopposed candidates are spending just as much campaign money as those who actually have challengers

Local News The campaign to unseat longtime state Sen. Phil Griego, D-Los Alamos, is heating up with allegations that Griego used campaign contributions for illegitimate purposes—NFL tickets, golf, personal credit card b...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Spring Training

State Republicans may be outnumbered, but they’re ready for an open season

Local News On March 17, approximately 800 delegates from around New Mexico packed the halls of Albuquerque’s Crowne Plaza Hotel for the state Republican Party’s preprimary convention.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Big Picture

The Matrix

Local News SFR's Weekly Matrix

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
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GOP to challenge state campaign finance law

State party spokeswoman says the $5,000 limit 'ties our hands.'

The Republican Party of New Mexico filed a lawsuit today charging that parts of the state's campaign finance law are unconstitutional. ---RPNM spokeswoman Annaliese Wiederspahn says the state law unfairly ...

Monday, October 10, 2011 by Joey Peters

Big Picture


Local News On Sept. 24, the New Mexico Legislature adjourned its special redistricting session. Lawmakers passed four plans—one for the state House, one for the Senate, one for the Public Regulation Commission and one f...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

How to Background a Candidate

SFR’s do-it-yourself guide to muckraking

Features These days, it’s fashionable to rant about “the media”—a somewhat ironic concept, given that it’s also the age of “citizen journalism” and crowdsourcing. If in fact the media is flawed, then each ...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Open Season

A look at the people, power and politics to watch in 2012

Features This week, SFR offers a look at New Mexico’s political climate: the races to watch, the rhetoric to consider (or reject) and the tools needed to research the candidates. It may be almost fall in Santa Fe, but...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger


How New Mexico politicians use Twitter

Features The best and brightest get their tweet on.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Wren Abbott

Primary School

Almost everything is up for grabs in the 2012 primary

Features New Mexico’s next big election isn’t until November 2012, but the primary is less than a year away—and candidates are already out there hustling for money and votes.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Gwyneth Doland


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