2012 Newspaper Endorsements

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)


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