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Republican governors announce who they’re backing in primary, why does Martinez remain silent?

Today, after other Republican governors announced who they are backing in the primary, the Democratic Party of New Mexico reissued their statement calling on Martinez be honest with New Mexico about who she supports. “With Marco Rubio out of the race, it’s time for Governor Martinez to come clean on whether she will support Donald

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Senator Tom Udall Statement on Nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on President Obama’s decision to nominate Merrick Garland to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia: “Merrick Garland has an impressive record as a jurist. He was confirmed to the D.C. Circuit Court – one of the most important courts

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Will Martinez Come Clean to NM Voters about Trump?

Tonight, the Democratic Party of New Mexico issued the following statement after Marco Rubio’s exit from the presidential race: “With Marco Rubio out of the race, it’s time for Governor Martinez to come clean on whether she will support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee. Governor Martinez has been hiding from reporters on Trump. New

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Silent Susana

Trump Rallies Turn Violent, Martinez Stays Silent This weekend, Donald Trump’s rallies erupted in a wave of violence, as the controversy deepened over his remarks disparaging Mexican-Americans, Muslims and women. Meanwhile, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez continued her vow of silence on Trump’s nomination. Since March 1, the Chair of the Republican Governors Association has

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Udall, Heinrich Announce $7.3 Million to Combat Homelessness in New Mexico

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced more than $7.3 million for nonprofit providers and local governments in New Mexico to combat homelessness throughout the state. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the funding through the Continuum of Care Program, which supports efforts to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and

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Martinez Violated Her Own Transparency Pledge Before Even Taking Office, Can’t Be Trusted to Fix NM Economy

Today the Santa Fe New Mexican wrote a blistering report detailing a disturbing lack of transparency in the Governor Martinez’s inaugural committee. The report cited over $300,000 of expenses that we’re either not invoiced or for work that was never performed. Additionally, some funds were directed to Gov. Martinez’s early re-election efforts despite a public

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Weekly Address: The American Spirit of Innovation

In this week’s address, the President discussed his upcoming visit to the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, where he will participate in a conversation about civic engagement in the 21st century and how we can use technology to tackle our toughest challenges. The President noted that we’ve made significant progress over the past

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Unconscionable: Martinez Vetoes Funding to Prevent Exposure Deaths in Gallup

Governor Again Singled Out Detox Center Funds for Line Item Veto The Democratic Party of New Mexico on Wednesday called Gov. Susana Martinez’s line-item veto of $200,000 for the Na’Nizhoozhi Center, Inc—Gallup’s only detox facility and shelter—a callous misuse of power that could leave hundreds of McKinley County residents literally out in the cold and

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Announce $10.45 Million to Alamogordo for Flood Prevention, Water Infrastructure Upgrades

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that Alamogordo will receive $10.45 million from the Army Corps of Engineers to complete construction of the McKinley Channel and repairs to the Alamogordo South Diversion Channel. The two important projects will channel water from the Sacramento Mountains during rainstorms and help prevent downstream flooding in

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New Mexico Democrats Celebrate Women’s History Month

The Democratic Party of New Mexico is proud to join in the observance of National Women’s History Month. This year’s theme, “Our History is Our Strength” presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories – individually and collectively – into the essential fabric of our nation’s history. We honor the historic and central role of women to the

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