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Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:00 pm | Updated: 1:00 pm, Tue May 20, 2014.

It’s on.

The campaign for governor took a turn for the nasty Wednesday, when Democrat Alan Webber’s campaign emailed a fundraising letter calling Gov. Susana Martinez’s team of advisers a “fraternity of misogynistic thugs” and bringing up old criminal cases involving Martinez’s top political consultant, Jay McCleskey, from the 1990s.

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17 comments:

  • Joseph Hempfling posted at 5:29 pm on Tue, Apr 29, 2014.

    joehempfling Posts: 469

    KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED THIS GETS OUT OF THE SAND-BOX STAGE AND REAL ISSUES LIKE JOBS, PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT ESPECIALLY WATER, THE CONTINUED MILITARIZATION OF OUR POLICE, LIMITING THE ROLE OF OUT SIDE BIG MONEY IN OUR LOCAL POLITICS, IMPROVING OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM ETC ETC. TIME OF GROW UP AND BE REMINDED OF THE FACT THAT CANDIDATES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE PUBLIC SERVANTS AND ACT IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF ALL CITIZENS !

     
  • oscar michael posted at 3:01 pm on Fri, Apr 25, 2014.

    oscar mike Posts: 267

    Sir, are you really this ignorant or is this a cry for attention? Do you not know that the KKK was started by southern DEMOCRATS who opposed republicans after the civil war? In fact, the civil rights act (1964) was filibustered by an ex-Klansman by the name of Robert Byrd. This man was a west Virginian DEMOCRAT. Use your internet for something other than watching porn and MSNBC. These facts are easily attainable via the Google.

     
  • Khal Spencer posted at 12:31 pm on Fri, Apr 25, 2014.

    Khal Spencer Posts: 988

    I suspect Rudd was hired because there was nothing on his record to exclude him.

    Apparently most of the charges against Rudd were dropped by the Courts because of the rampant illegal acts of the FBI during the COINTELPRO program. According to Wiki, "...(Rudd) received a small fine and ultimately spent less than one year in jail..."

    One dirty hand washes the other, eh? Keep truckin' down Memory Lane, guys....

     
  • Khal Spencer posted at 11:46 am on Fri, Apr 25, 2014.

    Khal Spencer Posts: 988

    There is a symmetry here in the mudslinging.

    "McCleskey, who was in his 20s when the incidents took place, declined to respond to the email Wednesday"

    "The “domestic terrorist” reference points to Mark Rudd, a former member of the radical Weather Underground and a Webber supporter. Rudd...long ago renounced the group and has advocated nonviolence for decades."

    If the best we can do is fling poo from decades-old incidents, we are missing the point. I suggest folks look at the record in the Governor's case, or Webber's web site, to see what they stand for. Plenty of meat on the bones there without adding this stupidity to the mix.

    Mr. Michael mentions the dreaded tax on the 1% down below to support education. There is a lot more to like and dislike on Mr. Webber's educational platform, which can be easily located on his web site. There is plenty of substance there to discuss, some I agree with, some troubles me. The present Florida Connection also troubles me. The continued decline in state funding (not just here but elsewhere) for higher education is, in the long term, self defeating to building a future economy. Social promotion likewise breeds failure.

    Mark Rudd taught math in our state education system for most of 30 years and probably knows more about education from the perspective of the educational trenches than an education secretary who never taught. Rudd surrendered to authorities in the seventies, serving what was asked of him by the authorities. Enough said.

     
  • John Bennett posted at 10:19 am on Fri, Apr 25, 2014.

    JohnBennett Posts: 21

    When you start calling your opponent names, like an eight-year-old, you've got nothing! Next up for Webber: The Race Card! (No logic required).

     
  • Eli Chavez posted at 7:16 pm on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    Eli Chavez Posts: 27

    The Nevada GOP KKK Spoke person known as Cowboy expressed what the GOP KKK really stands for. RACISM. The Koch Brothers Support Governor Martinez policies which were expressed by Gov. Martinez on the Recordings. Now we all know what the GOP KKK Party Stands For.

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 6:56 pm on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 585

    Brilliant! Nothing to see here, folks!

    Good one, Mr. Knolls![thumbup]

     
  • Steve Salazar posted at 1:55 pm on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 1582

    The Noble Peace Prize isn't worth the medal it's made from these days.

     
  • oscar michael posted at 1:39 pm on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    oscar mike Posts: 267

    Just read the Education portion of the alan webber website to see what he will do for you tomorrow. Things like a special tax on the evil 1% to fund his education indoctrination of new socialists for the future. After that check out the safety section where he states a goal of reducing "gun-violence" by 20%. How will this happen? well if you take away the guns we will surely reduce the "gun- Violence"(its for your own safety).

     
  • oscar michael posted at 1:29 pm on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    oscar mike Posts: 267

    Straight from the alan for nm website. " My education secretary will be a professional educator". Guess who nicely fits that requirement?

     
  • Khal Spencer posted at 12:45 pm on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    Khal Spencer Posts: 988

    [thumbup]

     
  • Khal Spencer posted at 11:23 am on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    Khal Spencer Posts: 988

    So New Mexico has no real problems? The candidates can waste time and money throwing mud at each other? That is a long honored tradition in politics--go dirty, go dirty early, go dirty often. It drives away voters and ensures only the fanatical base will show up at the polls.

    Rudd was a terrorist in the 1970's. Menachim Begin was a terrorist in the 1940s as a member of the Irgun. He was a Nobel Peace Prize winner in later life, sharing it with Anwar Sadat. People change. Get over it.

    What I want to know is what are the candidates going to do for me tomorrow, besides ensuring that anyone standing anywhere near one of them will have to clean you-know-what off their clothing.

     
  • Jimmy Green posted at 10:37 am on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    Evil_J Posts: 151

    If this were the 70's, Webber would be a target for Rudd and the weather underground. all politicians were. They were violently against "the establishment". and they showed NO care for human life. Why is Rudd a professor at UNM? That, to me, is the bigger question

     
  • Jimmy Green posted at 10:35 am on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    Evil_J Posts: 151

    so it would be better to have a democrat who's buddy is a domestic terrorist. yeah. makes sense.

     
  • Peter Romero posted at 9:36 am on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    roromero Posts: 36

    I guess we can go back to the good old days of state employee furloughs, no raises for state employees the state millions in the red and maybe purchase 4 jets this time.

     
  • Mike Palaima posted at 8:29 am on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    pressman Posts: 86

    Question I ask myself. Can we do worse than Susana? She is, and it is becoming more apparent with time, not a very good governor for the people. Special interests, another story? Can we do worse, back to my question? I do not think we know that answer fully yet? The games have begun in earnest. I don't want to see Susana become the worst. Lets make a change.

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:16 am on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 2880

    I'm just glad that New Mexico is challenged by so few issues that these petty squabbles are all the candidates can come up with as fodder for debate.

     

General election information

The New Mexico general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. On election day, all polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m..

Voter Registration:

For those who weren’t already registered voters, the last day to register in order to take part in this election was Oct. 7. If you have questions, call 505-986-6280.

Absentee Ballots:

You can apply for an absentee ballot up until Friday, Oct. 31, although the Santa Fe County Clerk’s Office encourages voters not to wait until the last minute. The last day the clerk’s office can send out absentee ballots is Oct. 31. To apply for an absentee ballot, you can go online (http://www.santafecountynm.gov/userfiles/ABGeraldine.pdf) to print an application, or call the Santa Fe County Clerk’s Office (505-986-6280) to request an application.

Early Voting at Clerk’s Office:

You can vote early at the Santa Fe County Clerk’s Office through Oct. 31, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., including lunch hours. Saturday voting at the clerk’s office will occur on Nov. 1 only, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The clerk’s office is closed Monday, Oct. 13, in observance of Columbus Day.

Early Voting at Alternate Sites:

Early voting at alternate sites begins Saturday, Oct. 18, and ends Saturday, Nov. 1. Days and hours for these sites are as follows: Tuesday through Friday, from noon until 8 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. These sites are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The alternate sites for early voting are at the following locations:

• Old Edgewood Fire Station – 25 E. Frontage Road, Edgewood

• El Dorado Senior Center – 16 Avenida Torreon, Eldorado

• Santa Fe County Fair Building – 3229 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe

• Pojoaque County Satellite Office – 5 W. Gutierrez, Suite 9, Pojoaque

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Where to vote on election day

Santa Fe County polling places, listed below by precincts, will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, for voting in the 2014 general election. If you have any questions, contact the Santa Fe County Clerk's Office at (505) 986-6280.

1-- SOMBRILLO ELEMENTARY, 20 A N.M. 106

2-- SOMBRILLO ELEMENTARY, 20 A N.M. 106

3-- BENNY J. CHAVEZ CENTER, 354 A Juan Medina Rd.

4-- CUNDIYÓ COMMUNITY CENTER, 5 Jose Simon Drive

5-- EL RANCHO COMMUNITY CENTER, 394 County Road 84

6-- TESUQUE PUEBLO INTERGENERATIONAL CENTER, 39 TP 804

7-- RIO EN MEDIO COMMUNITY CENTER, 1 El Alto

8-- TESUQUE ELEMENTARY, 1555 Bishop's Lodge Road

9-- ACEQUIA MADRE ELEMENTARY, 700 Acequia Madre

10-- FORT MARCY COMPLEX, 490 Bishops Lodge Rd

11-- GONZALES COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 851 W. Alameda St

12-- LA CIENEGA COMMUNITY CENTER, 136 Camino San Jose

13-- HONDO FIRE STATION #2, 645 Old Las Vegas Hwy.

14-- TURQUOISE TRAIL ELEMENTARY, 13 A San Marcos Loop

15-- SOUTH MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY, 577 N.M. 344

16-- SOUTH MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY, 577 N.M. 344

17-- GALISTEO COMMUNITY CENTER, 35 Avenida Vieja

18-- EDGEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL, 17 W. Venus Road

19-- STANLEY COMMUNITY CENTER, 13 W. Kinsell Ave.

20-- GONZALES COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 851 W. Alameda St.

21-- GONZALES COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 851 W. Alameda St.

22-- MONTEZUMA LODGE, 431 Paseo de Peralta

23-- NAMBÉ COMMUNITY/SENIOR CENTER, 180 A N.M. 503

24-- ACADEMY AT LARRAGOITE SCHOOL, 1604 Agua Fria St.

25-- ASPEN COMMUNITY MAGNET SCHOOL, 450 La Madera St.

26-- TIERRA ENCANTADA CHARTER SCHOOL @ ALVORD, 551 Alarid St.

27-- TIERRA ENCANTADA CHARTER SCHOOL @ ALVORD, 551 Alarid St.

28-- MONTEZUMA LODGE, 431 Paseo de Peralta

29-- SANTA FE COUNTY FAIR BUILDING, 3229 Rodeo Road

30-- FORT MARCY COMPLEX, 490 Bishops Lodge Road

31-- SALAZAR ELEMENTARY, 1231 Apache Ave.

32-- SALAZAR ELEMENTARY, 1231 Apache Ave.

33-- ASPEN COMMUNITY MAGNET SCHOOL, 450 La Madera St.

34-- SALAZAR ELEMENTARY, 1231 Apache Ave.

35-- NAVA ELEMENTARY, 2655 Siringo Road

36-- ACEQUIA MADRE ELEMENTARY, 700 Acequia Madre

37-- CAPSHAW MIDDLE SCHOOL, 351 W. Zia Road

38-- GENOVEVA CHAVEZ COMMUNITY CENTER, 3221 Rodeo Road

39-- GENOVEVA CHAVEZ COMMUNITY CENTER

40-- SAN ILDEFONSO PUEBLO VISITOR CENTER, 74 Povi Kaa Dr.

41-- DE VARGAS MIDDLE SCHOOL, 1720 Llano St.

42-- PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 610 Alta Vista St.

43-- PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 610 Alta Vista St.

44-- WOOD GORMLEY ELEMENTARY, 141 E. Booth St.

45-- UNITARIAN CHURCH,  107 W. Barcelona Road

46-- UNITARIAN CHURCH, 107 W. Barcelona Road

47-- ACEQUIA MADRE ELEMENTARY, 700 Acequia Madre

48-- ST. JOHN'S METHODIST CHURCH, 1200 Old Pecos TrailSanta Fe County

49-- GENOVEVA CHAVEZ COMMUNITY CENTER, 3221 Rodeo Road

50-- NAVA ELEMENTARY, 2655 Siringo Road

51-- DE VARGAS MIDDLE SCHOOL, 1720 Llano St.

52-- E.J. MARTINEZ ELEMENTARY, 401 W. San Mateo Road

53-- PASA TIEMPO SENIOR CENTER, 664 Alta Vista St.

54-- CAPSHAW MIDDLE SCHOOL, 351 W. Zia Rd.

55-- ST. JOHN'S METHODIST CHURCH, 1200 Old Pecos Trail

56-- SANTA FE COUNTY FAIR BUILDING, 3229 Rodeo Road

57-- GLORIETA FIRE STATION, 43 Fire Station Road

58-- ABEDON LOPEZ COMMUNITY CENTER, 155 A Camino De Quintana

59-- POJOAQUE MIDDLE SCHOOL, 1797 N.M. 502

60-- POJOAQUE MIDDLE SCHOOL, 1797 N.M. 502

61-- NAMBE COMMUNITY/SENIOR CENTER, 180 A N.M. 503

62-- LA CIENEGA COMMUNITY CENTER, 136 Camino San Jose

63-- EL DORADO COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 2 Avenida Torreon

64-- SWEENEY ELEMENTARY, 4100 S. Meadows Road

65-- EL DORADO COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 2 Avenida Torreon

66-- AGUA FRÍA COMMUNITY CENTER, 1 Prairie Dog Loop

67-- RAMIREZ THOMAS ELEMENTARY, 3200 Calle Po Ae Pi

68-- HONDO FIRE STATION #2, 645 Old Las Vegas Hwy.

69-- EL DORADO COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 2 Avenida Torreon

70-- AMY BIEHL COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 301 Avenida del Sur

71-- EL DORADO COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 2 Avenida Torreon

72-- ST. JOSEPH'S PARISH HALL, 2 E. Waldo St.

73-- EDGEWOOD ELEMENTARY, 171 N.M. 344

74-- GENOVEVA CHAVEZ COMMUNITY CENTER, 3221 Rodeo Road

75-- SWEENEY ELEMENTARY, 4100 S. Meadows Road

76-- CHAPARRAL ELEMENTARY, 2451 Avenida Chaparral

77-- CHAPARRAL ELEMENTARY, 2451 Avenida Chaparral

78-- SANTA FE COUNTY FAIR BUILDING, 3229 Rodeo Road

79-- ABEDON LOPEZ COMMUNITY CENTER, 155 A Camino De Quintana

80-- AGUA FRÍA COMMUNITY CENTER, 1 Prairie Dog Loop

81-- CAPSHAW MIDDLE SCHOOL, 351 W. Zia Road

82-- LAS TIERRAS FIRE STATION, 6 Arroyo Calabasas Road

83-- UNITY CHURCH OF SANTA FE, 1212 Unity Way

84-- EDGEWOOD ELEMENTARY, 171 N.M. 344

85-- EDGEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL, 17 W. Venus Road

86-- ORTIZ MIDDLE SCHOOL, 4164 S. Meadows Road

87-- NAMBÉ PUEBLO TRIBAL ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING, 15 Bayay Poe

88-- TURQUOISE TRAIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 13 A San Marcos Loop

89-- CÉSAR CHÁVEZ ELEMENTARY, 6251 Jaguar Dr.

 

For more information, consult the county clerk’s web page (http://www.santafecountynm.gov/clerk) or call the Santa Fe County Clerk’s Office (505-986-6280).

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