NM Elections Roundup: Polls, ad wars and straight-ticket voting goes down

Every Tuesday, NM Political Report sends out an elections roundup email. Here’s a portion of this week’s email. To sign up for the full version, sign up here. The Albuquerque Journal released its first round of polling on some big races. The short story: Democratic incumbent Martin Heinrich leads by a lot in the U.S. Senate race (Gary Johnson is in third), while Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham leads Republican Steve Pearce by 7 percentage points in the race for governor.

NM Elections Roundup: Straight-ticket voting, campaign finance reports and more…

Every week from now until the Nov. 6 election, we’ll recap the big election stories each week. The full version of this recap comes out every Tuesday morning—if you aren’t signed up yet, you can do so here. On to the recap! Straight-ticket party voting is a major campaign issue, since Democratic Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced late last month that she would put the option back on ballots for 2018.

NM Elections Roundup: Fundraising emails slowing down

The flood of campaign emails is over, and will recede into its normal trickle of one or two a day instead of three or four from every campaign every day. That’s because the deadline for federal races for the first quarter of the year was March 31. Those financial numbers will be available on April 15. The deadline for statewide, legislative and a host of other races was April 2. Those numbers are due on the state website on April 9.

NM Elections Roundup: Two GOP House members say no to reelection and more elections news…

There was some big news in the land of elections over the last week here in New Mexico. The biggest news was probably two Republican member sof the House who decided not to run for another term: House Minority Leader Nate Gentry and Sarah Maestas Barnes. Both are from Albuquerque. They are also both in districts that increasingly lean towards Democrats and would have been tough for Republicans to hold even with the incumbency advantage. You can see more analysis of these and other legislative seats here.

Elections roundup: Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and more go the polls

Starting this week, I’ll be writing a weekly election recap to keep you updated through the primary in June. If you have any tips, email to matthew@nmpoliticalreport.com. Want to get the full version for free each Tuesday morning? Sign up here

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