Governor election heats up one day after primary

SANTA FE (KRQE) – It will be Gary King facing off with Gov. Susana Martinez in the race for governor this November.

King beat out four other Democrats Tuesday night in the primary, and just hours later, King and Martinez are already taking swipes at each other.

Gov. Martinez addressed a crowd of supporters Tuesday night while King and other Democrats spent Wednesday morning in
Albuquerque calling for unity in beating the very popular governor.

This is King’s third time running for the Democratic primary and the only time he’s got the nomination. He won with about 35 percent of the vote last night.

Gov. Martinez’s campaign is already focusing on that, saying about two thirds of King’s own party voted against him.

She compared King to failed policies of the past and claimed she was moving forward.

Meanwhile, King is doing the exact same thing. He says Martinez is an example of failed government.

“If you guys can tell me a bold change in New Mexico in the last three years, you know I think we should go look at it. But I’m not aware of bold change in New Mexico in the last three and half years and I think it is time for bold change and I’m the agent of change,” said King.

Martinez didn’t give any interviews last night.

From here, the campaign is expected to heat up.

Martinez has abou $4 million in her campaign war chest. At last check, King had about a $250,000.

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