Gubernatorial candidate slams Martinez in radio ad

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A democratic candidate for governor has released a radio ad attacking Governor Susana Martinez for those secret audio recordings.

In the recordings taken before she was elected and published on the liberal publication Mother Jones the governor and her staff take jabs at political opponents.

As you just heard she was also caught talking about teachers, something that democrat businessman Alan Webber is now using against her in a radio ad.

“Here’s what Governor Martinez says on the campaign trail, I am so pro-teacher it’s not even funny, but in newly-released audio recordings, a different story,” the ad says.

The governor says the recordings were stolen and isn’t apologizing for what’s in them.

Thursday she told KRQE News 13 she’s committed to education and has given teachers a raise.

In response to the new radio ad, Chris Sanchez, a spokesman for Governor Martinez’s campaign issued the following statement.

“Alan Webber is an extreme liberal who is completely out of step with everyday New Mexicans.  Webber claims to be deeply offended by cursing, but once said his mentor raping a 14-year-old girl was nothing more than a sex scandal.  That stands in stark contrast to Governor Martinez who spent a quarter century serving as a prosecutor seeking justice for victims of heinous crimes, such as those Webber dismisses.  The facts are that the Governor has been fighting for all New Mexicans, including teachers by boosting their pay and rewarding those who excel in the classroom.  Governor Martinez is going to continue working to move New Mexico forward and won’t be distracted by unfair and untrue political attacks,” Sanchez said.

Alan Webber is one of five running against her and out of the democrats; he’s raised the most money. 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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