The newspapers distributed in Northern New Mexico have made their endorsements for the 2012 general election. (The Los Alamos Monitor and the Las Vegas Optic, both owned by media conglomerate Landmark Communications, do not make endorsements.)
The usually conservative Albuquerque Journal, owned by the Lang family, has endorsed Republicans Romney and Wilson for President and Senate. In a departure from the party line, the paper has endorsed incumbent Democrat Ben Ray Luján for return to his 3rd District Congressional seat.
The reliably Democratic Santa Fe New Mexican and Taos News, both owned by Robin McKinney Martin, have endorsed Democrats Obama and Heinrich for President and Senate, and Luján for Congress. The Santa Fe Reporter, which is owned by Portland, Oregon’s Willamette Week, has also endorsed the Democratic slate.
Newspaper President Senate Congress (3rd Dist.)
ABQ Journal Romney (R) Wilson(R) Luján (D)
Las Vegas Optic Does not endorse
Los Alamos Monitor Does not endorse
New Mexican Obama (D) Heinrich (D) Luján (D)
Reporter Obama (D) Heinrich (D) Luján (D)
Taos News Obama (D) Heinrich (D) Luján (D)