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  • Recordings Surface in New Mexico Governor Race

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats are calling on Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to apologize after a liberal publication released recordings in which she and aides used profanity and offensive names to describe political opponents.

    Martinez said the tapes are stolen recordings of private debate prep sessions when she was running for her first term four years ago. She called their release by Mother Jones "the absolute height of desperation" by liberals trying to unseat her. But she does admit having "to fund the cuss jar a few times."

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  • Court Revives Election Challenge Against Democrat

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's highest court has revived a lawsuit seeking to remove maverick Democratic Rep. Sandra Jeff of Crownpoint from the June 3 primary election ballot.

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the case back to a district court in Gallup for a hearing Friday on whether Jeff submitted enough valid voter signatures on nominating petitions to qualify as a candidate.

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  • Abduction Attempt Los Lunas Police: Man Tried To Abduct Young Girl

    LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Los Lunas police say they have little information so far to go on as they try to find a suspect in a reported attempt to abduct a 7-year-old girl.

    Police say responding officers were told a man got out of a vehicle Tuesday evening and attempted to grab the girl's shirt.

    According to police, the girl got away and ran to a friend's house.

    A search was conducted but came up empty.

    The only description released so far is that the suspect was an African-American man driving a red vehicle.

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