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Author Archives: James Monteleone / Journal Staff Writer

Jefferson Byrd.

Underdog Byrd aims at frustrated voters

Republican Jefferson Byrd says he appreciates the difficulty of challenging a Democratic incumbent in the state’s heavily Democratic 3rd Congressional District but hopes his message on cutting government red tape will resonate with voters frustrated with the stagnant economy.

Roxanne 'Rocky' Lara.

For Lara, it’s teamwork and ideas that count

As a Democrat living and working in a Republican-leaning community in southern New Mexico, 2nd Congressional District candidate Roxanne “Rocky” Lara says she’s developed a knack for working well with political opponents.