Governor’s race to pit Denish, Martinez

By David Stevens: FNM Editor New Mexico Republicans and Democrats can agree on at least one thing: “I think you’d have to say the governor’s race is going to be front and center on everybody’s radar screen in November,” said Curry County Republican Chairman Rube Render. “As we sit here right now, I’ve got to […]

Democrats take stage in forum

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Editor Five of the six Democratic candidates running for U.S. Rep. Tom Udall’s seat made a pitch for votes at a Quay County Democratic candidate forum Tuesday night.Democrats running for national, state and county offices spoke to a crowd of about 75 Tuesday night at the Tucumcari Convention Center.A representative […]

Quay County Democrats choose Clinton

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Hillary Clinton swept Super Tuesday in Quay County with 383 votes in the Democratic Presidential Preference Caucus. Barack Obama brought in 215 votes from the county’s Democrats who voted on Tuesday. In all, 668 Democrats from Quay County participated in the caucus, said Ron Wilmot, co-chair of the Quay […]

Parties should debate each other, not selves

By Chelle Delaney: QCS associate publisher Yes, it’s early, but shouldn’t Democrats start mixing it up with Republicans? That’s what was just suggested in a recent piece in the New York Times. What we’ve been getting is a series of so-called “debates” that pit Republicans against Republicans and Democrats against Democrats. How long do we […]

Congress ready to put pork back on menu

Congressional Democrats did an admirable job of purging pork barrel projects — also called earmarks — from spending bills that were left unfinished when Republicans were ousted from power last fall. They had to do something, given all their campaign rhetoric about those fiscally feckless Republicans. But whether they can for long hold the line […]

Nearly one-third take part in primaries

QCS Staff In Quay County, less than a third of the 5,938 registered voters participated in the primary. In all, 1,808 votes were cast. Of the 3,585 registered Democrats, 40 percent or 1,406 voted. Of the 1,804 registered Republicans, 23 percent or 402 voted. Among Quay County’s registered voters, 500 have registered and declined to […]

Dems anticipate caucus

TV Hagenah According to representatives of the Democratic Party in Quay County, they are looking forward to Tuesday, Feb. 3 which will be the first ever Democratic caucus in New Mexico. “It’s very important for Democrats,” said the county chair of the Democratic Party in Quay County Ron Wilmot. “It’s important for them to vote […]