November 9, 2006 |
Fighting the national tide, New Mexico Rep. Heather A. Wilson clung to a narrow lead Wednesday in her bid to keep her Democratic-leaning district in Republican hands. Wilson was ahead of her opponent, Democratic state Atty. Gen. Patricia Madrid, by roughly 1,300 votes out of more than 200,000 ballots cast. Madrid was hoping to pull ahead after a count of absentee votes and other outstanding ballots, which might not be completed until Friday.
March 23, 1999 |
The Energy Department, getting the go-ahead from a federal judge, said Monday it will send its first shipment of radioactive waste to a disposal site in New Mexico this week. The state and four environmental groups had sought to block the shipments, but U.S. District Judge John Garrett Penn refused Monday to issue an injunction postponing the shipments. He said the facility was legally free to accept waste.
February 21, 2004 |
Dozens of gay and lesbian couples arrived in this rural town Friday to get married after a county clerk announced she would grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but the offer was soon revoked. The Sandoval County clerk's office granted licenses to 26 same-sex couples before New Mexico Atty. Gen. Patricia Madrid issued a late afternoon opinion that the licenses were "invalid under state law."
November 22, 2006 |
More than a week after Republican Rep. Heather A. Wilson claimed a razor-thin election victory, her Democratic challenger conceded Tuesday, saying a recount would cost too much and there was no guarantee it would reverse the result. In Ohio, Rep. Jean Schmidt, a Republican, clinched reelection Tuesday. Additional ballot counts gave her an insurmountable edge of about 3,200 votes over Democratic challenger Victoria Wulsin.
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February 1, 2002 |
The New Mexico attorney general Thursday charged current and former school board members in Las Cruces with illegally granting raises and benefits to Compton Superintendent Jesse Gonzales when he headed the schools there. Gonzales, who was not charged with anything, was superintendent in Las Cruces for nearly 12 years before leaving late last year to assume the top job in Compton. Through a spokesman, he declined to comment.
December 5, 2000 |
In one of the most closely contested states in the U.S. presidential election, Iowa on Monday officially declared Vice President Al Gore the winner by 4,144 votes, the Iowa secretary of state's office said. It said that the state's election canvassing board officially certified the vote, which means that Gore, the Democratic candidate, will get Iowa's seven electoral votes. The final vote was 638,517 for Gore and 634,373 for Texas Gov. George W. Bush, the Republican nominee.