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  • Martinez wins in tight race against Montoya

    Tuesday was a good day for 12-year-incumbent state Senator Richard Martinez, who led his campaign to victory against opponent Rio Arriba County Commissioner Alfredo Montoya.

    It was the first time in 12 years that Martinez faced a primary opponent.

    Martinez received 52 percent of the vote in the district, while Montoya received 48 percent – the difference being 1, 254 votes, according to unofficial election data.

    And in Los Alamos County, the race was much tighter with Martinez receiving just 49 more votes that Montoya.

    Montoya didn’t even take his home precinct by the anticipated landslide. He won Alcalde 284 to 153, according to printed tallies at the polling place.

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  • Espinoza, Montoya win PRC primaries

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe County Clerk Valerie Espinoza and Bernalillo County Assessor Karen Montoya won the Democratic primaries Tuesday for seats on one of the state's most powerful, highest paid and most scandal-plagued commissions.

    Espinoza won the Democratic primary for the northern New Mexico District 3 seat on the Public Regulation Commission while Montoya won the District 1 seat.

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  • US Forest Chief Surveys Massive NM Wildfire

    The head of the U.S. Forest Service surveyed the burn scar being left behind by what has developed into the largest wildfire in the nation. Tom Tidwell took an aerial tour of the blaze, which has scorched more than 400 square miles in N.M.

  • State Senate: Martinez defeats Montoya

    44 of 44 precincts - 100 percent

    Richard Martinez (i) 3,270 - 60 percent

    Alfredo Montoya 2,205 - 40 percent

  • Walker survives recall election in Wisconsin--Video Extra

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall challenge Tuesday, winning both the right to finish his term and a voter endorsement of his strategy to curb state spending, which included the explosive measure that eliminated union rights for most public workers.

    The rising Republican star becomes the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall attempt with his defeat of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the union leaders who rallied for months against his agenda.

  • Byrd wins GOP nomination to take on Lujan

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tucumcari rancher Jefferson Byrd has won the Republican nomination for New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District.

    Byrd will face Democratic Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, who ran unopposed.

  • District Attorney race shapes up

    The district attorney race pits two Democrats in the election...

    Los Alamos County final results:

    Lloyd Drager  393

    Angela Pacheco 878

  • Wilson, Heinrich to face off in Senate election

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rep. Martin Heinrich has won the Democratic nomination for New Mexico's open U.S. Senate seat and will face former GOP Rep. Heather Wilson in the general election.

    Heinrich defeated state Auditor Hector Balderas on Tuesday. The two-term congressman had 60 percent of the vote with almost half of the expected turnout in the race, according to unofficial results.