“Victory for progressives” in Las Cruces; “Candidates backed by ProgressNow won, while candidates backed by [Big Oil & Corporate PACs] lost”

18 votes made the difference in yesterday’s elections in Las Cruces.  But when all the votes were counted, the Las Cruces Sun-News ran this headline: “Progressives win in tight City Council races”
What’s more, the Albuquerque Journal said this:
Political committees poured tens of thousands of dollars into the campaign, and the results could be viewed as a win for so-called progressives. Candidates for City Council Districts 1 and 4 backed by Albuquerque-based ProgressNOW won their races, while candidates in those races backed by the conservative GOALWest committee lost. While GOALWest did not back a mayoral candidate, the political committee paid for a barrage of ads and flyers attacking Miyagishima’s record. When word got out that 3 out-of-town donors were spending $80,000 to buy our elections through Steve Pearce’s PAC, I set up a Las Cruces-based PAC to fight back.

Rep. Steve Pearce dumps press sec. after she’s outed as firebrand blogger @PolitixFirebal

Just two days after ProgressNow New Mexico outed Rep. Steve Pearce’s new press secretary, Rebekah Stevens, as @PolitixFireball, his office announced that Stevens was out as quickly as she had arrived.  

Sources in Pearce’s office confirmed this morning that Steve Pearce demanded her resignation this morning citing “major obstacles” (read: ProgressNow’s report and her political BS) was permitted to resign this morning after a ProgressNowNM investigation exposed her as the hateful and racist blogger @PolitixFireball.  UPDATE: read Pearce’s press release here. PEARCE ACCEPTS RESIGNATION OF PRESS SECRETARY REBEKAH STEVENS

Mar 28, 2014

Washington, DC (March 28, 2014) Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce accepted the resignation of his Press Secretary, Rebekah Stevens.  

“I am proud to hire passionate, hardworking, and dedicated congressional staff out of New Mexico,” said Pearce.