Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Las Cruces Sun-News Excludes PRC Candidate Stephanie DuBois from Critical Voters Guide
In a statement released today, Stephanie DuBois, the Democratic candidate for the Public Regulation Commission in District 2, called on the Las Cruces Sun-News, a leading newspaper in southern New Mexico, to correct it’s omission of her November 2 electoral contest in its publication.
“I am calling on the Las Cruces Sun-News to correct the omission of my contest and any others it may have omitted in its critical voters guide," DuBois said. As a leading newspaper in southern New Mexico, and one that serves the largest county in the region, the Sun-News remains a critical part of the general public’s source of information in our region," DuBois continued.
"Many voters in our area continue to rely on the Sun-News for accurate information. Many of our citizens and voters continue to lack access to the Internet and other less traditional news sources. For this reason it is incumbent upon traditional news media in our region to continue to be accurate and diligent in informing the public and avoiding confusion among voters generally, and Dõna Ana County voters specifically. I call on the Sun News to make a printed correction” DuBois concluded."
The Public Regulation Commission second district includes a large portion of southern New Mexico, including parts of Dõna Ana County and eleven precincts in Las Cruces itself, communities served widely by the Sun-News.
Stephanie DuBois is the Democratic Party nominee for Public Regulation Commission, an elected authority that oversees insurance and utility rates in New Mexico. She is a resident of Tularosa, New Mexico. The Public Regulation Commission, District 2 includes most of south-central and southeastern New Mexico, including parts of Dõna Ana County and all of Otero County.
Photo by Stephen Jones.
Well, it would be nice to have everyone aboard, but saying the Las Cruces Sun-News is critical to anything is like saying the Albuquerque Journal is. These papers were dinosaurs before the conversion to cold type. Both had a chance to serve far beyond their circulation areas. Both failed horribly.
Posted by: Ben | Oct 19, 2010 1:33:45 PM
Ben, I disagree. Many voters still read newspapers and many in NM don't have good internet access or any at all. The paper's voter guide is distributed widely and is an important information source for thousands of people. It is inexcusable that they didn't include this candidate's information and they should be foreced to reprint a corrected version!
Posted by: DAC | Oct 19, 2010 2:16:04 PM
An update: I have heard nothing from the Las Cruces Sun-News. maybe the reporter is buds with Patrick Lyons. lyons was the subject of one of the biggest scandals in Las Cruces involving public lands and possible benefit to lyons land commission campaign. This whole thing, leaving this race out smells to me, like a rotten fish in july. Is Karl Rove at work in Dona Ana County? Just asking.
Posted by: Stephanie DuBois | Oct 20, 2010 8:07:58 AM