Recount under way

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A recount is under way that could bring closure to the state Senate District 7 race by week’s end. The state granted Democrat Bob Frost a partial recount in his race against Republican incumbent Clint Harden, R-Clovis, when Harden was declared the winner by 36 votes of the nearly […]

Frost requests partial recount

The Associated Press SANTA FE — A Democratic state Senate candidate who lost his race to the Republican incumbent by 36 votes has asked for a partial recount. Quay County rancher Bob Frost asked for a recount of paper ballots in 11 precincts in the big, east-side district represented by Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis. The […]

It’s official: Harden retains Senate seat

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Incumbent Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, won the District 7 seat by 36 votes over Bob Frost, D-San Jon, the Secretary of State’s office announced on Tuesday. Harden received 9,010 votes to 8,974 for Frost. The canvassing of the election Tuesday makes Harden’s win official, though Frost could still call […]

Senate winner expected today

by CNJ staff The Secretary of State’s office will proclaim the winner of the District 7 State Senate race today, putting its stamp of approval on the result of an election that has been too close to call since polls closed Nov. 2. Officials at the Secretary of State’s office said the official canvassing of […]

Several counties wrap up canvasses on deadline

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — John Kerry has picked up more votes in New Mexico as counties finish certifying the results of the Nov. 2 election, but not enough to overcome President Bush’s lead in the state. Kerry picked up 1,424 votes in the state’s most populous county, Bernalillo, and 579 votes in incomplete […]

Senate winner remains unclear

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer New Mexico Sen. Clint Harden said Saturday he is confident his narrow lead will stand and he will retain the District 7 senate seat. Even so, the Clovis Republican with a 37-vote lead over challenger Robert Frost, D-San Jon, said he is not yet willing to proclaim victory. He […]

Harden holding off challenger

By David Irvin Incumbent New Mexico Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, held a 232-vote lead over challenger Robert Frost with 97 percent of the precincts reporting late Tuesday. Harden had 7,913 votes; Frost had 7,681 with 66 of 68 precincts final. If Harden wins, he can credit Curry County where he recorded 76 percent of the […]

Frost up in District 7 Senate race

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent A lifelong rancher from San Jon was holding a commanding lead over his challenger, a former Raton mayor, for the Democrat nod for Senate District 7 late Tuesday night. About 81 percent of the precincts had been counted. Bob Frost, a 61-year-old San Jon rancher, was leading Fred Sparks of […]

Lifelong rancher plans to focus on education if elected to Legislature

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent A lifelong San Jon rancher seeking a seat in the state Senate has some definite ideas on how to improve New Mexico’s educational system. Democrat Bob Frost, 61, is facing Fred Sparks, D-Raton, in the June 1 primary for the Democrat nod for Senate District 7. Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, […]

Purcell, Margie

Margie Purcell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Margie Purcell, 74, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at her home. She was born on Dec. 14, 1929, in Melrose, to Bessie Mae and Charles R. Vance. She attended school at McAlister and House, and graduated from Melrose High School in 1948. She married Bill Purcell […]