Politics

Republicans shake up state Senate leadership in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new leader has emerged atop the Republican minority contingent in the New Mexico state Senate. Sen. Gregory Baca of Belen was chosen as Republican minority leader during a caucus meeting on Tuesday. The leadership slot previously was held by Sen. Stuart Ingle of Portales.

Interior shortlist puts focus on New Mexico lawmakers

The shortlist of potential nominees to lead the Interior Department is heavily focused on the New Mexico congressional delegation, setting up a potential battle between a senator whose father once led the agency and a House lawmaker who would be the first ever Native American in the Cabinet post.

New Mexico politicians seen as top candidates for a Biden administration

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Some of New Mexico’s top leaders are being floated around as possible cabinet picks for President-elect Biden’s new administration. According to Politico, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is in the mix to head up the Department of Health and Human Services along with former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

New Mexico’s governor is on President-elect Biden’s transition team

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was selected as one of five co-chairs ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was chosen as one of five co-chairs for President-Elect Joe Biden’s transition team. The transition team is a group of experts which helps the president-elect transition into their new role.

LISTEN: Martinez Johnson, Leger Fernandez debate in open CD3 race

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Republican Alexis Martinez Johnson and Democrat Teresa Leger Fernandez participated in a KOB 4 debate Thursday. The 3rd Congressional District candidates are trying to fill the seat that is being vacated by Ben Ray Lujan, who is running for U.S. Senate.

DOJ frees federal prosecutors to take steps that could interfere with elections, weakening long-standing policy

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The Department of Justice has weakened its long-standing prohibition against interfering in elections, according to two department officials. Avoiding election interference is the overarching principle of DOJ policy on voting-related crimes.