King says he’ll ask court to decide donation issue

Gary King

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A campaign finance case involving the New Mexico’s race for governor is apparently headed to the state Supreme Court.

Democratic nominee and current Attorney General Gary King says he’ll ask the justices to decide whether he has to return certain donations as Secretary of State Diana Duran contends.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the issue centers on the timing of the contributions. They were made weeks after the June 3 primary election, and Duran contends that contributions for the primary election cycle cannot be accepted after that election.

Duran is a Republican and King says Duran’s office is politically motivated in how it’s handling the matter.

Duran denies any partisan motivation. She contends the three donations exceeded the state’s contribution limits by a total of nearly $11,000.

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