State of New Mexico secondary Archives: on Principles & Values
Democratic processes can include voices of religious people
Q: Do you promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles?
Q: What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?
A: It means the federal government cannot restrict religious liberty. It does not mean our legal code must be devoid of any moral principles or that our democratic processes shouldn't include the voices of religious people.
Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2020 New Mexico Senate race
Nov 3, 2020
Senator should put the people of New Mexico first
Mark will support leaders from either party who have an idea or policy that can benefit the people of New Mexico. That's why he has supported President Trump's efforts to rebuild our military bases in New Mexico, grow our energy economy that has led to
more funding for our schools, and bring federal muscle to fight crime in Albuquerque. Mark believes you should never hate your political opponents more than you love New Mexico. We must elect a Senator who will put the people of New Mexico first.
Source: 2020 New Mexico Senate campaign website MarkRonchetti.com
Aug 30, 2020
America the greatest nation on Earth, not afraid to say so
Ad Watch on Ronchetti's first TV ad: "I believe in our New Mexico values of faith, family and freedom, and they are under attack. DC has failed us and I believe it is up to us to turn it around. I believe small businesses built this country and its
small businesses that will bring us back. I believe politicians aren't taking crime seriously and I will never support defunding the police. I approve this message because I believe America is the greatest nation on Earth and I'm not afraid to say so."
Source: KOB-TV AdWatch: 2020 New Mexico Senate race
Aug 21, 2020
Christian, conservative, pro-life, pro-gun, pro-Israel
I'm an endangered species.
I'm a Christian, conservative, pro-life, pro-gun, pro-Israel Republican college professor.
Source: KOB-4 Eyewitness News on 2020 New Mexico Senate race
May 15, 2020
Separate religion from public sphere
Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Keep God in the public sphere"?
A: Strongly oppose
Source: OnTheIssues interview for 2020 New Mexico race
May 1, 2020
A proud New Mexican conservative
Ronchetti said he decided to run because he was "fed up" with politicians in Washington not solving problems. The political novice in his video called himself a "proud conservative New Mexican" who
is "pro-life and pro-Second Amendment."
Source: Las Cruces Sun News on 2020 New Mexico Senate race
Jan 7, 2020
Hate for opponents can't be stronger than love of New Mexico
On partisanship: "New Mexicans are fed up with the petty partisan politics that has gotten in the way of progress for New Mexicans,"
Ronchetti said in a separate statement. "Hatred for your political opponents can never be stronger than your love of New Mexico--when it is, nobody wins."
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News on 2020 New Mexico Senate race
Jan 7, 2020
Ben Ray Lujan:
Assistant Speaker of US House; son of speaker of NM House
Ben Ray Lujan launched his campaign [for U.S. Senate] at the beginning of the month. Son of a former speaker of the state House,
Ben Ray Lujan, a past member of the Public Regulation Commission, was first elected in 2008 and has risen quickly through Democratic leadership, becoming assistant speaker this year.
Source: Santa Fe New Mexican on 2020 New Mexico Senate race
Apr 24, 2019
Had to prove New Mexico is a state to get married
A groom encountered a surprising snag when trying to get a marriage license in D.C.: A clerk told him his New Mexico identification wasn't acceptable because it was from outside the United States. "She was so sincere.
She said, 'I'm sorry, my supervisor says we can't accept international driver's licenses,'" recounted Gavin Clarkson, who went to get a license with his now-wife,
Marina, at the D.C. Marriage Bureau. He said the clerk was embarrassed and apologetic once the matter was straightened out. "My supervisor and
I have verified that New Mexico is a state," Gavin Clarkson said he was told after the geographic faux pas
Source: NBC-4 Washington on 2020 New Mexico Senate race
Nov 30, 2018
Twelfth-generation New Mexican
Michelle Lujan Grisham is a proud Democrat who is running for Congress in New Mexico's First District to fix our economy, restore trust in government, and improve the lives of all New Mexicans.
Public service comes easily to
Michelle, a twelfth generation New Mexican who has dedicated her life to serving her community, fighting for seniors and building an economy that works for all New Mexicans.
Source: Vote-USA.org on 2018 New Mexico Gubernatorial incumbents
Nov 1, 2018
Endorsed by Rand Paul; asks Dem to drop out of Senate race
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is endorsing fellow libertarian former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson in his Senate bid in the state. Paul is throwing his weight behind Johnson, instead of his Republican competitor Mick Rich, the Kentucky senator announced in a
Johnson's supporters have been pressuring Rich to drop out of the race against Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich. Tuesday is the final day for candidates to withdraw their names from the general election ballot. As fellow libertarians,
Paul and Johnson share similar sentiments on limited government.
An Emerson College e-poll conducted with a small sample size of 500 registered voters showed Johnson leading Rich among Republicans.
Johnson led a failed campaign for president in the 2016 election, earning him big name recognition, and previously served as New Mexico's governor in the late '90s and early 2000s.
Source: The Hill coverage of 2018 New Mexico Senate race
Aug 28, 2018
Fiscally conservative and socially cool
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Source: AdWatch transcript for 2018 New Mexico Senate race
Aug 8, 2018
- He paid his way through college as a handyman, growing that small business into the largest construction company in the state, with 1,000 employees and a reputation for ethical behavior.
- He's an Iron Man triathlete;
an avid cyclist and outdoorsman; an adventurer who summited Mt. Everest with frostbitten toes and a leg still healing from a recent break.
- During his two terms as governor, he did what people in office rarely do: He kept his word.
He's fiscally conservative, and socially cool. GQ Magazine described him as "absurdly honest and smart." Gary Johnson isn't the norm in politics; he's the future.
- You know what Gary Johnson will do in the Senate. Because you know Gary Johnson.
[Text on screen: Gary Johnson. U.S. Senate. Fiercely independent.
- Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Paid for by Elect Liberty PAC.
In my business and my public service,
I am guided by core values of integrity, the dignity of work, and leadership toward the greatest common good.
Source: LinkedIn posting on 2018 New Mexico Senate race
Jan 18, 2018
Biblical values important for government
Pearce became the first U.S. Congressman to address the Belarusian Parliament and he talked about a subject that would have been forbidden in this former Communist country only a few short years ago--
the Holy Bible and its role in the founding of the United States. Pearce is a leading Congressional Sponsor of Capitol Ministries in Washington DC.
Source: Capitol Ministries on 2018 New Mexico gubernatorial race
May 1, 2017
Lost campaigns in 1982 and 1988 before winning in 1998
If At First You Don't Succeed... The CQ Roll Call members database reveals that 18 members of the 113th Congress mounted multiple unsuccessful campaigns before finally winning a seat.
AMONG TWO-TIME LOSERS:
- Rep. Steve Stockman, R-TX, elected in
1994, lost primary in 1990, general election in 1992.
- Sen. Tom Udall, D-NM, elected to the House in 1998, lost primary in 1982, general election in 1988
Source: Cong.Quarterly Rollcall mag. on 2014 New Mexico Senate race
Mar 20, 2014
- Rep. Paul Broun, R-GA, elected in 2006, lost general election in
1990, primary in 1992, Senate primary in 1996
- Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-HI, elected in 2010, lost primary in 2006, special elections in 2003 and 2010
- Rep. Collin Peterson, D-MN, elected in 1990, lost primaries in 1982 and 1988, general elections in
1984 and 1986.
- Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-VT, elected to the House in 1990, lost general elections for the Senate in 1972 and 1974 and for the House in 1988.
- Rep. Juan Vargas, D-CA, elected in 2012, lost primaries in 1992, 1996 and 2006.
AdWatch: Third generation Air Force
Heather Wilson airs her first TV ad of the 2012 campaign, a biographical ad that focuses on her family's history of serving in the Air Force. The ad is a cut from the three and a half minute web video that Wilson put online last week.
That video has a little more than 1,000 views on YouTube. Transcript:
WILSON: "My grandfather was a pilot in both world wars. My dad enlisted in the Air Force."
NARRATOR: "Heather Wilson. Third generation Air Force."
WILSON: "Leadership, responsibility, integrity. The things I learned in the military are the things Washington needs now."
NARRATOR: "Heather Wilson will stand up to runaway government."
WILSON: "To me, it's a duty. To keep America great, we have to change direction. I'm Heather Wilson and I approve this message."
Source: New Mexico Telegram's 2012 Senate ad review
Apr 30, 2012
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