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Democrat Hector Balderas cruised to victory to become New Mexico’s next attorney general. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Dems lead in 3 of 5 top jobs

Democrat Hector Balderas was elected attorney general on Tuesday and Democrat Tim Keller won the state auditor’s race.

No ballot questions for Chaves County

SANTA FE – Secretary of State Dianna Duran declined Thursday to place nonbinding questions on the general election ballot to poll Chaves County voters about issues ranging from wolves to labor unions.

Politics Notebook: Powell loses endorsement

Land Commissioner Ray Powell is portrayed by his opponent as a darling of environmentalists, but it didn’t look that way Tuesday.