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Albuquerque mayor in re-election partisan fight

October 7, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of New Mexico’s largest city hopes to overcome attacks on his handling of Albuquerque’s scandal-plagued police department and lackluster economic recovery to win a second term on Tuesday.

Mayor Richard Berry is the city’s first Republican mayor in two decades and needs at least 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff.

A September poll showed him with a comfortable lead in the city of 555,000. But two Democratic challengers have since stepped up their criticism of his handling of the troubled police department, which is under federal investigation for a series of high-profile cases of abuse and more Login to read more

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