Legislators re-elected to caucus positions

CNJ staff Two local Republican legislators were re-elected to their caucus positions Saturday, according to information from the House Republican Caucus. Keith Gardner of District 66 was re-elected as Republican whip, and Anna Crook of District 64 was again chosen as caucus chairwoman. The House Republican Caucus held the leadership elections Saturday at the Albuquerque […]

Clinton takes N.M. caucus

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Hillary Rodham Clinton won New Mexico’s Democratic caucus Thursday following a prolonged vote-count that went on for nine days after the Feb. 5 election, the party’s chairman said. Brian Colon, whose party conducted the caucus, said Clinton had won 73,105 votes, or 48.8 percent, to Barack Obama’s 71,396, or 47.6 […]

Obama holds narrow lead, with N.M. caucus still undetermined

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Barack Obama held the narrowest of leads Tuesday over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in New Mexico’s Democratic caucus. With 69 of 184 precincts reporting, Obama had 48.2 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 47.9 percent, according to preliminary returns. New Mexico’s tight contest was a slice of a coast-to-coast […]

Feb. 5 – Caucus

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A couple helps each other with their ballots at the Democratic caucus at the Clovis-Carver Library on Super Tuesday. The chair of the Democratic Party of Curry County said 400 people voted in the first 90 minutes of the caucus.

Local Democrats can vote in early caucus

CNJ staff Holding a caucus on Super Tuesday allows local voters to take a more active roll in deciding the party’s presidential nomination, according to Mark Sweetman, chairman of the Democratic Party of Curry County. The Democratic caucus is being held statewide from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday. “One advantage of the early caucus, with […]

Curry County Democrats to vote for presidential nominee

The Curry County Democrats submitted the following press release: On Tuesday, February 5, New Mexicans will vote in the Democratic Presidential Preference Caucus to choose which candidate will represent the Democratic Party in the November general election. Voting will take place from noon to 7:00 p.m. at 184 sites across New Mexico. The February 5 […]

Local Roundup: Arrest made in case of inmate’s assault

CNJ staff A 28-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday in connection with an assault at the Curry County Detention Center. Nick Jasper attacked his cellmate Saul Prieto, 25, of Clovis on Jan. 14 as he was sleeping, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Jasper suspected Prieto was informing on him. “The attack was stopped […]

Democrats announce caucus schedule

Registered Democrats in New Mexico can now request absentee ballots for the Feb. 5, 2008, presidential preference caucus, according to a news release. The request form is available by mail, fax, e-mail or download at: DPNM Headquarters, Attn.: Absentee Ballot Request Form, 1301 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110; (505)830-3650 (phone); (505)830-3645 (fax); or www.nmdemocrats.org. […]

Ingle retains Senate GOP position

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — State Senate Republicans have re-elected their leaders, leaving Minority Leader Stuart Ingle of Portales and Minority Whip Leonard Lee Rawson in those posts. “It’s nice to know folks have confidence in you,” said Ingle, who ran unopposed for the post. “I’ve had the job for the last four […]

Clovis man pleads guilty to sex offence

Cops and Courts A Clovis man ended his trial on sex charges Tuesday by agreeing to plead guilty. Thomas Roybal, 32, will go to prison for three years, District Attorney Brett Carter said. Roybal was on trial for three counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor. Carter said the crimes occurred in November 2002 […]