Did anyone notice that the Journal ONLY endorsed Republicans for Appeals & Metrocourt slots?
Democrats outnumber Republicans in Bernalillo County but the Albuquerque Journal isn’t recommending a single Democrat for a judicial race in the state’s largest county.
From the October 18th Albuquerque Journal‘s Appeals and Metropolitan Court races:
These are the Journal recommendations for contested races in the Nov. 4 general election for the New Mexico Court of Appeals, a statewide race, and the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court.
New Mexico Court of Appeals
J. Miles Hanisee
Judge J. Miles Hanisee, a Republican…
Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
Division 4 – Christopher J. Schultz
…Schultz, a Republican…
Division 8 – John Duran
…[i]n 2012, Duran, a Republican…T
Division 13 – Michelle Castillo Dowler
…Castillo Dowler, a Republican…
Division 14 – Peg A. Holguin
…Holguin, a Republican…
This editorial first appeared in the Albuquerque Journal. It was written by members of the editorial board and is unsigned as it represents the opinion of the newspaper rather than the writers.
In it’s endorsements for District Court slots, the Journal picked 4 Republicans and only 2 Democrats. That’s less than 1-in-5 picks by the Journal for Democrats.