A lot has happened in the nearly two months since Lujan mingled before the match. For one, House Democrats, of which Luján is the fourth-highest ranking member, have begun an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. But more relevant to Luján’s Senate bid, his primary rival, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, dropped out of the race. (read more)
Determining how a staff helps a governor make decisions is a little like asking a college football coach what’s in next week’s game plan. The answers are usually hard to glean.
But the picture that emerges from interviews with top advisers, other directors in the administration and legislators is that of an operation that doesn’t rely on a structured, predetermined way of approaching policy or problems. (read more)
It’s been a long time coming. Nearly 14 years have passed, in fact, since Sir Richard Branson and former Gov. Bill Richardson announced plans to build the world’s first commercial spacecraft launch and landing facility in New Mexico. (read more)
JENS ERIK GOULD
Jens Erik Gould is a political, business and entertainment writer and editor who has reported from a dozen countries for media outlets including The New York Times, National Public Radio and Bloomberg News.