GOP change suggests bloody campaign

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist After winning the primary election as the Republican nominee to face Gov. Bill Richardson in November, Santa Fe physician Dr. J. P. Damron was fired by his party. Check that. He wasn’t fired. He voluntarily resigned as a candidate. Dr. Damron’s resignation so surprised New Mexico Republicans who did not […]

GOP candidate rips Richardson

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Republican J.R. Damron sees a need for change in the governor’s office to improve education and stop illegal immigration. Gov. Bill Richardson’s opponent in November’s General Election, Damron said students in New Mexico rank low in test scores compared with students from other states, citing a recently released […]

Campaign politics on display at Legislature’s opening

The Associated Press SANTA FE — The Legislature’s annual session opened Tuesday, but it seemed like the kickoff of the 2006 gubernatorial election as well. After Gov. Bill Richardson delivered his state of the state speech to a joint session of the Legislature, the Democratic governor’s record came under fire from a Republican candidate for […]

Damron, James

James Damron Services: Have been held. James “Ollie ” Damron, 91, of Hugo, Okla., died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, in Hugo. He was born on Aug. 15, 1913, in Crosbyton, Texas, to James Henry and Edna Marie Cash Damron. He married Alta Mae “Jackie” Hicks on Dec. 24, 1933, in Sudan, Texas. He came to […]