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  D e s e r t   E x p o s u r e  February 2011


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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. The Gov. Martinez era begins! Plus Sen. Tom Udall makes news for challenging filibuster rules, and debate over the state's driver's licenses hits the list.

 

    1. (4) Gov. Susana Martinez — 921 hits (up)
    2. (1) Ex-Gov. Bill Richardson — 700 hits (down)
    3. (7) Sen. Tom Udall — 595 hits (up)
    4. (2) New Mexico budget — 538 hits (down)
    5. (5) Virgin Galactic — 200 hits (up)
    6. (3) New Mexico wolves — 156 hits (down)
    7. (-) New Mexico + Border Patrol — 111 hits (up)
    8. (6) Sen. Jeff Bingaman — 84 hits (down)
    9. (-) New Mexico driver's licenses — 80 hits (up)
    10. (8) Spaceport America — 65 hits (up)


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