State of New Mexico secondary Archives: on Principles & Values

Gavin Clarkson: 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?

A: Yes.

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

Mark Ronchetti: 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 Aug 30, 2020

Mark Ronchetti: 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

Gavin Clarkson: 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

Bob Walsh: 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

Mark Ronchetti: 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

Mark Ronchetti: 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

Gavin Clarkson: 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

Michelle Lujan-Grisham: 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: on 2018 New Mexico Gubernatorial incumbents Nov 1, 2018

Gary Johnson: 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 news release.

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

Gary Johnson: Fiscally conservative and socially cool

Source: AdWatch transcript for 2018 New Mexico Senate race Aug 8, 2018

Mick Rich: Grid header

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

Steve Pearce: 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

Tom Udall: 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.
Source: Cong.Quarterly Rollcall mag. on 2014 New Mexico Senate race Mar 20, 2014

Heather Wilson: 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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