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LAS CRUCES, NM- Dr. Gavin Clarkson, Republican nominee for Secretary of State, is calling foul on embattled incumbent Maggie Toulouse Oliver’s comments that appear to defend the coverup of the massive voter data breach first made public at Tuesday’s meeting of the Doña Ana Board of County Commissioners.

From today’s Las Cruces Sun News:
Toulouse Oliver defended the clerks’ office response, saying in a prepared statement that it is “engaged in a thorough and proper review of the documents. While some people might wish for a quicker process in all of this, the clerk’s office is demonstrating their commitment to the public interest by waiting until all documents have been reviewed and cataloged before making any announcements.”

When in New Mexico, Torres-Small refuses to be seen with the people bankrolling her campaign.

Albuquerque, NM – Ryan Cangiolosi, the Chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico, released the following statement today after Xochitl Torres-Small's attended a scheduled fundraiser with failed 2016 Presidential Nominee, Hillary Clinton in New York:

Trump Administration’s Policies, Actions, And Rhetoric Betray Values of Hispanic Heritage Month

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump rejecting his invitation to attend a reception honoring Hispanic Heritage Month and detailing the ways this administration’s rhetoric and actions have stood in stark contrast to the history and values of Hispanic Heritage Month.

SANTA FE- Dr. Gavin Clarkson, Republican nominee for Secretary of State, released the following statement following the unanimous ruling of the New Mexico Supreme Court overturning Maggie Toulouse Oliver’s unilateral straight-party voting decree:

“Today’s unanimous decision is a total victory for the rule of law and for trust in our public institutions. The role of the Secretary of State is not to make law, but to enforce the laws passed by the people’s elected representatives.

 Albuquerque, NM -- Ryan Cangiolosi, the Chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico, released the following statement today regarding the false and misleading attacks against Yvette Herrell by Xochitl Torres-Small and the DCCC:

"The despicable attacks that were aired today against Yvette Herrell are not only works of pure fiction but also disrespectful to New Mexican voters. This misguided attempt is nothing more than a smokescreen by the DCCC in their attempt to conceal the fact that Xochitl Torres-Small supports taxpayer-funded abortions, a multi-trillion dollar government takeover of healthcare, and further restrictions and regulations on New Mexico's oil and gas industry. Despite these attacks, the 2nd Congressional District knows that Xochitl Torres-Small will be nothing more than a rubberstamp for Nancy Pelosi's radical agenda."

Background Information

Restore Civility to Politics for our Nation and our Kids

ABQ Journal, Guest Column
By Janice Arnold-Jones / Republican Candidate, N.M. 1st Congressional District
Monday, September 10, 2018 

How do we recover?

As the mid-term elections approach, the divisive political rhetoric becomes increasingly hard to ignore. We know most Americans are repulsed by it, yet it continues to be used among many who hold or are seeking political office. What can we do to come together? How can we regain the ability to discuss our differences civilly and with respect for one another? How can we restore rationality?

One topic grabbing headlines recently is a particularly good example of how tragic occurrences can be used to divide us. Sexual harassment is a bullying, threatening behavior used to gain power over another person. Sexual harassment at work, at school, in our government, military or in our churches creates fear, hostility and undermines organizational goals and achievement. It is always unacceptable.

ALBUQUERQUE – Michelle Lujan Grisham has once again proven that she'll say anything to get elected. After her first ever briefing at New Mexico's southern border, Lujan Grisham tried to run away from her long record of refusing to support border security.

"After years of blocking any common sense compromise on immigration reform in Congress, Michelle Lujan Grisham used her first ever border briefing as opportunity to flip-flop for political convenience once again," said RPNM Chairman Ryan Cangiolosi. "Michelle Lujan Grisham says she is now for border security, including a wall at the southern border, just a month after voting against a compromise bill that would have provided border security and a DACA fix in Congress. New Mexico voters know better. Michelle Lujan Grisham is a career politician who lacks leadership, vision and good policy ideas to move our state forward. Sadly, she will say anything to get elected."

When asked about a wall at the border Lujan Grisham responded:
"And if they 'say that this physical barrier is going to help us, I think Congress has to have the resources to do that, and states need to be as supportive as they can.'" (Las Cruces Sun News, Diana Alba-Soular, August 14, 2018)
Yet, just a month ago in Congress, Lujan Grisham voted once again with Nancy Pelosi to block ANY compromise legislation that would have provided funds to secure our border and fix DACA.
And earlier this summer, Lujan Grisham called for National Guard troops assisting with border security to be removed from their posts.

ALBUQUERQUE—Steve Pearce, candidate for Governor, renewed his call for protection of Native American artists and jewelers throughout New Mexico. Recently, Pearce met with Native American artists and jewelers coinciding with the Gallup Inter Tribal Indian Ceremonial and discussed his work on the issue. Pearce has previously taken action to give Native American artists and jewelers long sought after relief in combatting cheap fake products coming into the country and hurting their livelihood.

"Native American artists and jewelers across New Mexico have long sought relief in combatting cheap fake products coming into the country, which are misrepresented as authentic and original American Indian artwork—an enterprise that not only exploits their cultural traditions but their livelihood and has diverted millions of dollars from Native American communities, artists, and families," said Pearce.

Pearce said the schemes are so elaborate that one village in the Philippines even changed its name to "Zuni" in order to stamp their imported jewelry as made in Zuni. "Many Native American families in our state rely on the production of their artwork as a primary source of income and enforcing existing regulations for artists is critical to protecting their families and communities," said Pearce.

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