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  D e s e r t   E x p o s u r e  September 2010



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. So this is how it begins: Bill Richardson slides from our top spot for the first time in, like, forever!

    1. (2) New Mexico budget — 405 hits (down)
    2. (6) New Mexico illegal immigration — 358 hits (up)
    3. (3) New Mexico + Border Patrol — 269 hits (down)
    4. (1) Gov. Bill Richardson — 248 hits (down)
    5. (5) Virgin Galactic — 148 hits (down)
    6. (8) Susana Martinez — 112 hits (down)
    7. (4) Sen. Jeff Bingaman — 106 hits (down)
    8. (9) Sen. Tom Udall — 99 hits (down)
    9. (7) New Mexico wolves — 93 hits (down)
    10. (10) Rep. Harry Teague — 78 hits (up)

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