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Protesters Throw Burning 'Make America Great Again' T-Shirts

Inside, Donald Trump slammed NM's GOP governor

(Newser) - Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning "Make America Great Again" T-shirts, plastic bottles, and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans, and knocked down barricades. Police responded by firing pepper spray and smoke grenades into the crowd...

First Round of RNC Speakers Announced

Haley, Rice, Martinez among Tampa speakers

(Newser) - The first round of speakers for the Republican National Convention has been announced, and it includes plenty of women—but none of them named Palin. Speakers at the Tampa convention will include South Carolina's Nikki Haley and New Mexico's Susana Martinez, the first female governors of their states,...

Gay Hair Stylist Won't Cut NM Governor's Hair

Because New Mexico's Susana Martinez opposes gay marriage

(Newser) - Popular Santa Fe hair stylist Antonio Darden cut New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's hair three times, but when her aides called for a fourth appointment, Darden refused. Darden, who runs Antonio's Hair Studio, is a gay man, and Martinez does not support gay marriage, he explains to KOB...

Mitt Romney Names Kelly Ayotte as Possible Vice-Presidential Pick
 Romney: Ayotte Could Be VP 

Romney: Ayotte Could Be VP

NH senator 'one of 15 names,' he says

(Newser) - Asked if he had anybody in mind for VP if he won the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney said "I have no names for you, it’s presumptuous, I’m not the nominee," before naming one name: Kelly Ayotte. Romney said the senator from New Hampshire, who endorsed him...

Border State Governors Ditch Mexico Conference

Only New Mexico's shows up to meet Mexican counterparts

(Newser) - The governors of border states in the US and Mexico have been holding a conference to discuss cross-border issues every year for 30 years, but the tradition appears to be withering, the AP finds. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez was the only one of the four US border state governors...

New Mexico Governor: Let's Skip the Fireworks

She makes plea with wildfire near Los Alamos lab

(Newser) - With a wildfire burning up her state and threatening the Los Alamos nuclear lab, Gov. Susana Martinez thinks this would be a terrific year to skip the Fourth of July fireworks. She doesn't have the authority to order a statewide ban, so she's merely making an appeal to...

GOP Fired Up Over 2012 VP Candidates

Successful 2010 elections offer up many new possibilities

(Newser) - The field of GOP presidential candidates for 2012 may not be so great , but the VP field is getting the right energized. A wealth of new Congress members and governors has Republicans buzzing over potential veeps like Marco Rubio , Bobby Jindal and Kelly Ayotte , Politico reports. Where the potential presidential...

GOP Eyes Newest Stars for 2012 VP Bid

Will Rubio, Kasich or Martinez be on the ticket?

(Newser) - The 2010 election is barely behind us, but people are already talking about the GOP's prospects in 2012. An early favorite for the 2012 ticket is Marco Rubio of Florida, who delivered his party's first post-election weekly address, reports Politico . "People like Marco Rubio and Nikki Haley have regional...

Minorities Win Big in GOP Wave

...Except in the Senate

(Newser) - Minority candidates rode the Republican wave to some historic victories last night. Republicans, who haven’t had a black lawmaker in Congress since 2003, fielded 14 black House candidates this year, the AP notes. Two of those candidates—Tim Scott in South Carolina and Allen West in Florida—will be...

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