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Susana Martinez on Principles & Values
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Susana Martinez on other issues.
  • Raised as Democrat; ran for District Attorney as Republican. (Aug 2012)
  • Endorsed as "Mama Grizzly" by Sarah Palin. (Nov 2010)

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NM 2014: 2014 NM Senate debate


Jeff Bingaman on Principles & Values
Democratic Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Bingaman on other issues.
  • Voted with Democratic Party 95.6% of 320 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted NO on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 67% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Martin Heinrich on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Sanchez on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Sanchez on other issues.
  • Traces NM family roots back hundreds of years. (Jul 2011)
Tom Udall on Principles & Values
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall on other issues.
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Religious affiliation: Latter-day Saint. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
Heather Wilson on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Third generation Air Force. (Apr 2012)
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)

House:


Ben Ray Lujan on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 3): Click here for Ben Ray Lujan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michelle Lujan-Grisham on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Michelle Lujan-Grisham on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Pearce on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • Protect our right to prayer & faith. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated C by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bill Richardson on Principles & Values
Democratic Governor (NM); Secretary of Commerce-Designee: Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Bill Richardson on other issues.
  • 2008: Appointed by Clinton, but endorsed Obama. (Jan 2010)
  • Withdrew nomination under scandal from $1.5M donations. (Nov 2009)
  • Endorsed Obama despite intense pressure from Bill Clinton. (Aug 2009)
  • Giuliani left Iraq Study Group; uninterested in war deaths. (Nov 2007)
  • Predicts a win in New Hampshire primary. (Nov 2007)
  • Well-off childhood in Mexico as son of Citibank executive. (Nov 2007)
  • Lead by example by climate negotiations with the world. (Oct 2007)
  • The New Realism: end policy based on unilateralist illusions. (Oct 2007)
  • Would not leave NM governorship to be vice president. (Sep 2007)
  • With me, you get both change AND experience. (Aug 2007)
  • My sense of social justice comes from being a Roman Catholic. (Aug 2007)
  • Decisive political moment: wife agreeing to marry him. (Aug 2007)
  • I have the most experience and I represent change. (Aug 2007)
  • Running on resume & record, to be president of middle class. (May 2007)
  • Offered MLB contract, but mistakenly called that drafted. (May 2007)
  • Biggest mistake is impatience, like pushing minimum wage. (Apr 2007)
  • I can bring people together. (Apr 2007)
  • Pledges to not engage in negative campaigning on Dems. (Feb 2007)
  • Richardsonís Rules for negotiating. (Nov 2005)
  • New Progressivism: combine opportunity with accountability. (Nov 2005)
  • In Guinness Book of World Records for most handshakes. (Nov 2005)
Hector Balderas on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Hector Balderas on other issues.
  • State rep from Wagon Mound; ADA from UNM Law School. (Jul 2011)
Martin Heinrich on Principles & Values
Democrat (Senate run 2012) (District 1): Click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gary Johnson on Principles & Values
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • Side-by-side issue comparison to Mitt Romney. (Aug 2012)
  • My desire to serve has been with me since childhood. (Aug 2012)
  • I view government in the same way as philosopher Ayn Rand. (Aug 2012)
  • Seven Principles of Good Government for work & life. (Aug 2012)
  • Graduated from UNM and married college sweetheart. (Aug 2012)
  • Gave fiancee "Atlas Shrugged" to explain his politics. (Aug 2012)
  • Let people drive 75 mph & buy beer on Sundays. (Nov 2011)
  • Favorite philosopher: Milton Friedman. (Aug 2011)
  • Tea Party insures that Republicans are part of the solution. (Jul 2011)
  • Calls himself classical liberal; others prefer libertarian. (Jun 2011)
  • Majority of America is fiscal conservative & social liberal. (Jun 2011)
  • Religious affiliation: Lutheran. (Nov 2000)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of the Western Governors' Association. (Aug 2001)
Joe Carraro on Principles & Values
Former Republican Challenger (2006): Click here for Joe Carraro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Skeen on Principles & Values
Former Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Skeen on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Gloria Tristani on Principles & Values
2002 Democratic Challenger (NM): Click here for Gloria Tristani on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Benavides on Principles & Values
Republican challenger; previously state senator: Click here for Tom Benavides on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pete Domenici on Principles & Values
Republican Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Pete Domenici on other issues.
  • Voted with Republican Party 80.8% of 317 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program. (Dec 1997)
Francesca Lobato on Principles & Values
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Francesca Lobato on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Allen McCulloch on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Allen McCulloch on other issues.
  • Born, raised, and educated in New Mexico. (Jun 2006)
  • Professional urologist and chemical engineer. (Jun 2006)
Steve Pearce on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • Protect our right to prayer & faith. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated C by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
David Pfeffer on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Pfeffer on other issues.
  • How did Christian become a dirty word? (Jan 2006)
  • Seniority brings home the bacon for New Mexico. (Jan 2006)
Harry Teague on Principles & Values
Democrat (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for Harry Teague on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Udall on Principles & Values
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall on other issues.
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Religious affiliation: Latter-day Saint. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
Heather Wilson on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Third generation Air Force. (Apr 2012)
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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