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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. August, always a slow news month, brings us almost an all-Richardson list of newsmakers. Thank goodness for the Spaceport!

1. (#1 last month) Gov. Bill Richardson — 5,184 hits (down)

2. (5) Gov. Bill Richardson + 2008 — 1,436 hits (up)

3. (-) Bill Richardson + Iowa — 950 hits*

4. (4) Gov. Bill Richardson + New Hampshire — 504 hits (down)

5. (2) Sen. Pete Domenici — 236 hits (down)

6. (10) Virgin Galactic — 201 hits (up)

7. (7) Gov. Bill Richardson + vice president — 163 hits (down)

8. (6) Sen. Jeff Bingaman — 153 hits (down)

9. (-) X Prize — 127 hits (up)

10. (3) Sen. Pete Domenici + Iraq — 110 hits (down)


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