SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Gary King is punching back in New Mexico’s race for governor with a television ad criticizing Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s record in running state government.
The ad began airing Tuesday and came in response to hard-hitting advertising by the Republican Governors Association against the Democratic nominee.
King’s ad points out that New Mexico is among the few states to have lost jobs in the past year. It also refers to allegations of contracting violations and other wrongdoing in the Martinez administration made in a whistleblower lawsuit by two former Economic Development Department workers.
King “will clean up her mess,” the ad said.
The King campaign is spending about $82,000 to air the ad across the state about 160 times through next week, according to advertising contract records filed with the Login to read more