New group promotes independent candidates in NM

By Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal

"Thirty of New Mexico’s 70 seats in the state House are uncontested in this year’s elections, at least so far.

But a new advocacy group unveiled Thursdays aims to change that — by supporting independent candidates, promoting open primaries and taking other steps to encourage competitive races.

In a news conference outside the Roundhouse, supporters of Unite New Mexico said they hope to address what they describe as a partisan environment in which Democrats and Republicans have little reason to cooperate or respond to anyone but their party’s own base."


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