SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Political newcomer Alan Webber, a wealthy Santa Fe businessman, joined the race for governor of New Mexico on Monday, becoming the fourth Democratic candidate to take on Republican incumbent Susana Martinez.
Webber, who co-founded the business magazine Fast Company in the 1990s and along with his co-founder resold it for more than $300 million, reshapes the gubernatorial race by running as a political outsider with a successful track record in the private sector. He describes himself as “an entrepreneur and a guy who makes things happen — an innovator.”
“It has the potential to shake things up in a Democratic primary if he is willing to spend a significant amount of his personal wealth in this race,” said Brian Sanderoff, an Albuquerque pollster who doesn’t work for any candidate.
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