Local Republicans come together to gain support

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Republican state Supreme Court candidate Ned Fuller told his audience at a Republican candidates’ forum Monday there is one cure for “fuzzy-headed liberalitis” — a full-judge transplant. Fuller, who is running for the state Supreme Court seat occupied by Richardson-appointee Edward Chavez, spoke to a meeting of the Curry […]

ENMU student leadership election results questioned

By Darrell Todd Maurina, CNJ STAFF WRITER Number of votes cast outnumbers the students who are listed as voting. When Eastern New Mexico University student Brett Trembly received the highest number of votes for student body president on Thursday, he was glad to see an increased turnout compared to previous elections. The 654 votes cast […]

City candidates give views in forum

By Jack King Infrastructure issues topped the concerns about which callers quizzed mayoral and city commission candidates in a broadcast election forum on radio stations KTQM/KWKA Tuesday — raises for city workers ran a close second. Unopposed incumbent City Commissioner Robert Sandoval didn’t attend the forum because he was recovering from heart surgery. He sent […]

Democrats prepare to name a candidate

By Tony Parra New Mexico will be immersed in its first Democratic caucus in more than 30 years when voting for the presidential nominee takes place on Tuesday. That’s how long it has been since New Mexico has had a caucus, according to Roosevelt County Clerk Joyce Fraze and Terry Cone, Democratic chairman for Roosevelt […]

Caucus is a new circus with the same clowns

Editorial Anyone who couldn’t understand why former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, the one-time front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, received a paltry 18 percent vote in the Iowa caucuses need only to have listened to the candidate after his third-place finish. Dean, red-faced and determined, shook his arms, pointed, and vowed to fight state after […]

Deadline for election bids today

By Jack King Registration for candidates who want to run in the city’s March 2 election begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. today. So far, seven people — including three city commissoners and the mayor — have said they plan to run for office. One seat from each of the city’s four […]

Gore may be setting Dean up to take fall

Tibor Machan What is one to make of Al Gore’s brazen act of endorsing Howard Dean for the presidency? Certainly it is a slap in the face of Sen. Joe Lieberman, Gore’s 2000 running mate. But what is its substance? Is Gore really someone who considers Howard Dean’s opposition to the war with Iraq so […]

Editor’s death, new law blows to freedom

Mona Charen Last Wednesday, freedom took two body blows. The first was the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to permit the limitation of political speech. This is not exotic dancing or flag burning. This is “Vote for Sam Smith” — the beating heart of our democracy. The Supreme Court has just […]

Dean’s comment is insult to two races

Leonard Pitts Jr. I have no problem with what Howard Dean was trying to say. It’s what he actually said that troubles me. Specifically, the Democratic presidential candidate told an Iowa reporter that he wants to be “the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks.” It was an inarticulate way of saying […]

Candidate can’t stay ‘Mr. Both Ways’

Mona Charen Sen. John Kerry announced his run for the presidency surrounded by no fewer than eight American flags and eight veterans of the Vietnam War. The strains of “Anchors Aweigh” (which The New York Times story rendered as ‘Anchors Away’) welcomed the candidate to the podium. Kerry’s Web site likewise emphasizes the senator’s military […]