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Gov. Martinez Speaks Tuesday at GOP Convention

GOP News:

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has announced that the theme for the 2012 Republican National Convention will be “We Built It.”

Location: Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.

Dates: Aug. 27-30

Official Convention Website: 2012 GOP Convention


Press release on the convention from the 2012 GOP Convention:

History will be made in Tampa August 27-30, when 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories gather together to nominate their candidate for president of the United States at the Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Ken Johnson Withdraws from Council Race

Ken Johnson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Democratic candidate Ken Johnson officially withdrew his name from the Los Alamos County Council race, filing his paperwork with the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office late this morning.

Johnson shared with the Los Alamos Daily Post his reasons for leaving the race.

“A confluence of events in recent months has made it highly likely that I will be moving away from Los Alamos in the fairly near future,” Johnson said. “Consequently, if elected to the council, I would be unable to complete my term. As Read More

Los Alamos Democratic Party Opens 2012 Headquarters

The newly leased headquarters of the Los Alamos County Democratic Party in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

UPDATE: The Democratic Headquarters will open to the public with regular hours begining Saturday, Aug. 25.

The Los Alamos County Democratic Party inked a deal this afternoon to lease a space in Central Park Square for its 2012 campaign headquarters.

“We are very excited to have a central location where we can conduct the party’s business,” Chair Michael Wheeler said.

The 2,700-square-foot space at 140 Central Park Square is comprised of a large open area, 5 individual Read More

Wilson Campaign Names “Women for Heather” Los Alamos County Chair

  • Los Alamos woman to lead coalition operations in county

ALBUQUERQUE — Heather Wilson, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, announced today that Los Alamos resident Francine J. Mendoza will lead Women for Heather in Los Alamos County.

Mendoza joins the statewide grassroots team and will lead the county’s efforts to elect the first female senator from New Mexico.

“This year we have a special opportunity to elect Heather Wilson as New Mexico’s first woman U.S. Senator,” Mendoza said. “Heather is the only pro-life candidate running for the U.S. Senate, and I know she will reflect my Read More

Romney Picks Ryan as Running Mate

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate, according to reports. Ryan, 42, has served in Congress since 1999.and is chairman of the House Budget Committee. Courtesy photo Read More

Heather Wilson to March in Los Alamos Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday

U.S. Senatorial candidate Heather Wilson will be in Los Alamos Saturday to march in the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade.

Following the parade, Wilson will meet with members of the local business community over lunch at the Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue.

After lunch, Wilson will travel to White Rock to tour The Hive at 134 N.M. 4.

While at The Hive, Wilson also will meet with members of the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs Network to discuss their work as well as the local business climate. Read More

Martin Heinrich Shows Concern for Non-Voters, Too

By Amy Storey


My friend Karyl Ann Armbruster and her 2-year-old “son” Oz Einstein Armbruster were out talking with voters last week about U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich who is running for the U.S. Senate.


The plan was to canvas a few more houses on her list, go home, clean up, and attend the Martin Heinrich event a few hours later.


Unfortunately, after talking for several minutes at one particular residence, a 50-pound dog suddenly charged out of the house and attacked little 16-pound Oz who was straining on his leash five-feet away.


The owner grabbed the dog
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GOP Taps Steve Girrens to Fill Council Candidate Vacancy!

The GOP’s newly appointed County Council candidate Steven Girrens, center, discusses local issues this evening at the Republican Headquarters, 1362 Trinity Dr., as Treasurer Norma Tech and GOP Chair Jordan Redmond look on. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

The Los Alamos County Republican Party Central Committee unanimously appointed Republican Steven Girrens this evening to fill the County Council candidate vacancy left when Roger Waterman withdrew from the race July 23 due to business and professional issues.

“We are very sorry that Roger had Read More

Martin Heinrich Spends Time in White Rock

Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., is running for the U.S. Senate against Republican Heather Wilson. Heinrich visited White Rock residents during the day Saturday and met with a group of supporters later in the evening at a home in Pajarito Acres. Courtesy photo

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Rep. Jim Hall Launches Door to Door Campaigning

With just over 90 days until the Nov. 6 General Election, incumbent Rep. Jim Hall of House District 43, right, kicked off his door to door campaigning Saturday and is seen here speaking about his stand on the issues with White Rock residents Stan Moore, center left, and Bob Moore as campaign aide Jim Cobble looks on. Stan said Saturday that he will vote for Hall. His son Bob said that he wants to talk a little more before making up his mind. Hall, a Republican, is running against Democrat Stephanie Garcia Richard to retain his House seat, which represents Los Alamos, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties. Photo Read More

GOP has Until Sept. 11 to Fill Candidate Vacancy

Republican candidate Roger Waterman sent shockwaves through the local community this morning when he announced his withdrawal from the Los Alamos County Council race.

Waterman said that he deeply regrets having to resign from the race but that recent business and professional issues have left him no choice, adding that he greatly appreciates the efforts of his many supporters.

County Council Chair Sharon Stover expressed her thoughts on Waterman’s resignation during a telephone conversation with the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning.

“Speaking as a private citizen, I really Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Waterman Resigns From Council Race

Roger Waterman, second from right, withdrew his candidacy this morning from the six-person race for three available seats on the Los Alamos County Council. Candidates from left, Pete Sheehey, Vincent Chiravalle, Marc Clay, Kristin Henderson, Waterman and Ken Johnson during the candidate’s forum sponsored by the Los Alamos Daily Post at the PAC 8 Studos in May. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff report

Roger Waterman just announced in an email to the Los Alamos Daily Post that he is dropping out of the race for Los Alamos County Council – citing business and professional Read More

Local Democrats Meet Thursday

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will hold its monthly meetingat 7 p.m., Thursday July 19 att Mesa Public Library.

The group will discuss upcoming events including a visit from U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.

The meeting is open to the public.

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Candidate Stephanie Richard Marches with Congressional Delegation in Sunday Parade

New Mexico House District 43 Democratic candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard marched in the Espanola Fiesta Parade Sunday with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Sunday. Richard and Udall were joined by New Mexico’s U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich and about 100 other people walking in the parade in support of Democratic candidates. More than a dozen Los Alamos residents traveled to Espanola to participate in the event for which several thousand people lined the streets.Richard met voters from areas of Rio Arriba that now share the same legislative district with Los Alamos. Courtesy Read More

Three Televised Debates to Give Voters Unscripted Opportunity to See Where Senatorial Candidates Stand

U.S. Senatorial Candidate Heather Wilson announced today that she has accepted invitations to participate in three televised debates put on by New Mexico’s three major television broadcast stations.

“By accepting all three of these televised debates during the month of October, prior to the general election on Nov. 6, 90 percent of New Mexicans will be able to see Rep. (Martin) Heinrich and me give unscripted answers to questions about how we will get our country back on track,” Wilson said.

  • The KRQE debate will be 6-7 p.m., Thursday Oct. 11 at the KRQE studios.
  • The KOAT-Albuquerque Journal
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U.S. Senatorial Candidate Heather Wilson Raises Concerns for LANL’s Future

By Carol A. Clark

U.S. Senatorial candidate Heather Wilson expressed worry “that there is no longer anyone standing up for Los Alamos National Laboratory since Sen. Pete Domenici retired.”

“Sending out press releases and speaking about amendments after they’ve been decided is ineffective,” Wilson said during a telephone interview today from Albuquerque.

Known for her strong advocacy for homeland security, the former U.S. Congresswoman cautioned about allowing LANL’s Chemical and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) project to Read More

Rep. Jim Hall Attends Summer Concert

Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties, visits with KRSN Station owner Gillian Sutton at the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series Friday evening. Hall is seeking re-election to House District 43 against Democrat Stephanie Garcia Richard. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner Read More

Local Democrats Host Booth at Overlook Park Wednesday

By Mike Wheeler, Chair DPLA
The Democratic Party of Los Alamos July 4 Celebration at Overlook Park will still take place despite the fireworks cancellation.
The DPLA will have a booth set up again to pass out water, flags and meet the public.
Many of our local candidates will be present, and the music and celebration will go on as planned.

We invite the public to stop by our booth to meet the candidates and spend time with Los Alamos Democrats.
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BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law

In a 5-4 majority, the U.S. Supreme Court, moments ago, announced that it upholds the Obama Administration law that requires most Americans to get health insurance by 2014 or pay a financial penalty.

“The Affordable Care Act‘s requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court’s majority. “Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness.”

The decision Read More

Heinrich Visits Local Teachers Union Officials

U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich, center, visited with Vice President Ryan Ross of the Los Alamos Federation of School Employees and LAFSE President Ellen Mills of Los Alamos at the American Federation of Teachers-New Mexico offices in Albuquerque Saturday. The AFT-NM endorsed Heinrich, a Democrat, who is running against Republican Heather Wilson for the United States Senate seat of retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman. Courtesy photo. Read More