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New Mexico State Senator Jacob Candelaria Switches from Democrat to Independent

New Mexico State Senator Jacob Candelaria has switched his registration from Democrat to Independent (or what NM officially calls “decline to state”).

Candelaria has been a sharp critic of the governor and has been very unhappy with the ongoing redistricting process in the state. Earlier this year he announced he was not seeking re-election because he is “done playing this game.”… Read more ...

New Mexico Legislator Quits GOP, Becomes Independent

New Mexico state representative Phelps Anderson split with his own party in a vote last week on the repeal of a 1969 law that criminalized abortion.

The Republican sided with seven Democrats on the legislature’s House Health and Human Services Committee in casting his vote to repeal the long-dormant abortion ban. 

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Senator Lisa Murkowski Flirts With Independence

Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski didn’t mince words when asked about her thoughts on the embattled president. The Republican Senator has had more than enough of Donald Trump.

“I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage,” said Murkowski in a press availability at her Capitol office on Friday.… Read more ...