ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Record dollar amounts have been going into the state house races, as republicans try to gain a majority for the first time in decades.
Republican and democratic political action committees have dumped more than $3 million and that's just in the general election campaign.
It is a record for legislative races in New Mexico.
In the race for Albuquerque's U.S. house seat, Republican Janice Arnold-Jones will have a tough time defeating Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham according to polls.
The two are running for district one and are now trying to get last minute votes before voting ends Tuesday night.
An Albuquerque Journal poll released late last month shows Lujan Grisham ahead by 15 points.
A lot of New Mexicans will be following a big race Tuesday night, the U.S. senate contest between Democrat Martin Heinrich and Republican Heather Wilson.
Martin Heinrich cast his vote Tuesday morning at Bandalier Elementary in southeast Albuquerque
Most polls show Heinrich has a sizeable lead over Wilson. Wilson voted last week at Conejos Office Park.
She says her internal poll shows the race with Heinrich is a dead heat.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Tempers flared Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the firestorm over teacher evaluations and student testing continues.
An Albuquerque man says an emergency vet clinic turned away his dying dog because he didn't have enough cash in his pocket to pay to save him. The dog later died.
Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the final sentencing phase of John McCluskey's federal murder trial. The same jury that convicted him of killing an Oklahoma couple, must now decide whether McCluskey should face the death penalty.
Meeting 211 goes to the University of New Mexico Lobos. The Lobos and New Mexico State renewed their rivalry on a basketball court Wednesday night with the Lobos winning 79 to 70.
MMA fighter Holly Holm has more than a fight to talk about this week. Holm also has a major sponsor in her corner.