Democratic presidential hopeful wants on New Mexico ballot

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A Democratic presidential candidate not named Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders is fighting to be placed on the ballot in New Mexico.

Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, a California Democrat, has filed a federal lawsuit to get his name on the New Mexico ballot for the state’s June 7 primary.

De La Fuente says he collected enough signatures to be on the state’s ballot but the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office says his campaign fell short. His campaign disputes that and wants his name next to Clinton and Sanders.

De La Fuente is a businessman based in San Diego.

A spokesman for the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office did not immediately return an email from The Associated Press.

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