Governor candidates to speak separately at NMSU

Susana Martinez and Gary King

LAS CRUCES (AP) – Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and Democrat Gary King will speak at New Mexico State University next month but it’s not a joint candidate forum.

Martinez will speak on Sept. 18 at 8:15 a.m. and King’s appearance is at 12:45 p.m. at a public policy conference by the university’s Domenici Institute.

The university said Wednesday that Martinez was moved to the morning because of a scheduling conflict.

Martinez and King are to appear at a candidate forum Sept. 22 in Albuquerque hosted by the New Mexico chapter of a commercial real estate development association.

King has accepted invitations to other forums and debates.

Martinez campaign spokesman Chris Sanchez said the governor is “committed to having additional debates as the election draws closer” and the campaign is working on a TV debate.

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