AG Gary King still in race for governor

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Despite a dismal showing over the weekend among state democrats, New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says he’s still in the race for governor.

King ended up in last place after a vote among party delegates at the Democratic Pre-Primary Convention. He got just 10-percent of the vote; 20-percent was needed to automatically make the June primary ballot.

But king has enough support to make the ballot anyway, because of the number of nominating signatures he’s collected, more than 10,000.

State Senator Howie Morales came out on top during the weekend convention, with 29-percent of the delegates’ votes.

Businessman Alan Webber and Public Administrator Lawrence Rael also got enough votes to make the ballot.

State Senator Linda Lopez came in fourth. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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