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  D e s e r t   E x p o s u r e   October 2008



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. Leading in the polls, Tom Udall also leads Steve Pearce (with a mere 84) in media mentions.

  1. (#1 last month) Gov. Bill Richardson — 3,393 hits (up)
  2. (3) New Mexico "battleground state" — 2,920 hits (up)
  3. (4) New Mexico Senate race — 954 hits (up)
  4. (8) Sen. Jeff Bingaman — 691 hits (up)
  5. (6) Sen. Pete Domenici — 341 hits (down)
  6. (9) Senate candidate Rep. Tom Udall — 331 hits (up)
  7. (5) New Mexico Border Patrol — 228 hits (down)
  8. (7) New Mexico illegal immigration — 197 hits (down)
  9. (2) Virgin Galactic — 143 hits (down)
  10. (-) New Mexico border fence — 108 hits (down)

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