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AP-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

November 7, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Mexico. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 505-822-9022 or apalbuquerque@ap.org

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain.

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SANTA FE, N.M. — Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham seized the New Mexico governor’s office away from Republican control as Democratic candidates swept a long list of statewide races and expanded their majority in the state Legislature. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 520 words, photos.


— ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-NEW MEXICO: Democratic Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham won election as New Mexico governor to succeed a two-term Republican amid simmering conflicts over struggling public schools and high poverty rates. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 850 words.

— ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-NEW MEXICO: New Mexico is set to have a U.S. House delegation made up of all people of color after a historic win Tuesday by a Native American candidate, a victory by a five-term Hispanic incumbent and a too-close-to-call contest between two other minority candidates. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 600 words.

— ELECTION 2018-SENATE-NEW MEXICO: Democratic U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich won re-election to a second term in a three-way race against a Republican political newcomer and a Libertarian former governor. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 500 words.

— ELECTION 2018-SATE RACES-NEW MEXICO: Democrats retained control over some of New Mexico’s most powerful statewide offices, building on a political track record for the Democratic Party that has spanned most of the past century.

— ELECTION 2018-NAVAJO PRESIDENT: Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez had a significant lead late Tuesday over his opponent in the race for the tribe’s top post in an election marred by widespread reports of ballot shortages. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 800 words.


MEXICO CITY — Thousands of Central American migrants will take at least a couple of days to rest in a Mexico City stadium as they debate whether to accept offers to stay in Mexico or continue their trek to the U.S. border. SENT: 970 words, photos.



MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies are back and start a three-game home stand Wednesday night hosting the Denver Nuggets. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EDT.


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