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The Tumbleweeds Top 10

Who and what's been making news from New Mexico this past month, as measured by mentions in Google News (news.google.com), which tracks 4,500 worldwide news sources (trends noted are vs. last month's total hits; * indicates new to the list).

Number in parenthesis indicates last month's Top 10 rank. We've been tracking talk of Gov. Richardson's possible 2008 presidential run longer than just about anybody, and now that he's made it official, the Top 10 numbers are off the charts. Meanwhile, looking ahead, we've started tracking mentions of Sen. Pete Domenici's possible retirement (currently just two, but one of those was the Washington Post). Plus, watch for cockfighting–just missing this month's list at number 11–to make a return to the headlines next time,

  1. (#1 last month) Gov. Bill Richardson–6,052 hits (up)

  2. (2) Gov. Bill Richardson + 2008–3,092 hits (up)

  3. (3) Gov. Bill Richardson + New Hampshire–1,037 hits (up)

  4. (5) Sen. Jeff Bingaman–521 hits (up)

  5. (4) Sen. Pete Domenici–468 hits (up)

  6. (10) New Mexico illegal immigration–373 hits (up)

  7. (6) Virgin Galactic–345 hits (up)

  8. (8) New Mexico spaceport–253 hits (up)

  9. (9) New Mexico minimum wage–147 hits (up)

  10. (7) New Mexico Border Patrol–108 hits (down)



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