AG King will challenge Gov. Martinez in general election

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Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:00 pm | Updated: 11:43 am, Wed Jun 4, 2014.

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Democrats on Tuesday nominated Attorney General Gary King as their candidate to run against Republican Gov. Susana Martinez in the fall.

That was the easy part.

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  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 7:34 pm on Tue, Jun 10, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    I'd like to go to the Governor's Manse. I want to see that $2,000 coffee pot, especially now that all the state employees got a 10% pay cut today--oops! I mean a 10% increase in the amount they must pay for their medical benefits.

    (No, they don't qualify for Obamacare unless they quit their jobs, but the governor hasn't brought any private industry jobs to New Mexico, either!) Another broken promise.

  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 7:24 pm on Tue, Jun 10, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    Mr. or Ms. Mechels:

    Since your post seems to be based solely upon your personal opinions, let me share mine:

    The current governor cannot run "on her father's name." He does not have one. She runs on "Koch," Cheney, and Bush.

    Mr. King is not running for Attorney General.

    Ms. Martinez is not competent. She is ignorant of New Mexico law and what the powers of the governor of the state actually are. Her first five Executive Orders were beyond the scope of a governor's powers.

    Unlike the "Boys in Blue" to whom you refer, the governor has no problem at all mocking legislators who have given their entire lives to the state of New Mexico and whose families still serve us in Washington DC. She lets others know of her distaste for women in general by disbanding the Commission on Women while maintaining other such commissions. Her "transparency" is second only to the ardor with which redaction pen is used at her direction.

    Her record on education? None! Schools are in the toilet; summer reading programs will arrive in the fall; "Buy New Mexico" became "Buy Colorado," and tourism surveys reply that the best thing about New Mexico is that we're "next to Arizona." Great job, Susana!

    "Cozy, corrupt, Democrat dominated culture?" Well may it be, sir or madam, but at least it we did not import it from Texas, Florida, New Jersey, California and the like. It is ours. It is home-grown and at least we were #49 and could say, "Thank God for Mississippi!"

    Who's #50

  • Steve Salazar posted at 10:40 am on Wed, Jun 4, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 869

    Of course, Soros only spends his democrat money for good, and the Kochs for evil. Soros won't give money to King, what does that tell you?

  • Jack Rush posted at 10:12 am on Wed, Jun 4, 2014.

    SFWatcher Posts: 57

    Steve Salazar using the Soros boogieman Apples to Oranges comparision. Besides Fox News talking points do you even care what happens in this state, um yes I see that you don't...

  • Chris Mechels posted at 9:53 am on Wed, Jun 4, 2014.

    Chris Mechels Posts: 64

    Every experience I have of the AG office under King has been a bad one. He, and his staff, seem uninspired and incompetent. Are we to vote for more of this?? Hardly!! I am a long term Democrat, and I will not vote for this self serving incompetent. Martinez, whatever her politics, is competent, and not running on her father's name. King is just a current example of how screwed up New Mexico politics are.

    The other candidate just wouldn't do what they had to do. They could have done what was best for New Mexico, but they kept on with their own little "loser" efforts, and divided the vote, which left room for King. Do they care about New Mexico, or only their own egos??

    The could have ripped King on his record, as Martinez will now do, but it seems they will "not speak ill of fellow Democrats". Like the "Boys in Blue" who won't speak ill of fellow cops, corrupt and otherwise.

    I was hoping that the outsider, Webber, would take on this cozy, corrupt, Democrat dominated culture, but he didn't. And King just had to wait for his father's name to give him his chance.

    So, four more for Martinez. Sadly, that may be our best option. King is such a bumbler that I just can't go there.

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 9:42 am on Wed, Jun 4, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1662

    It might surprise you to find out that I find Susana's tenure as Governor uninspiring, too.

    As far as the Koch brothers go, over the course of two election cycles they've given just under $20,000 in total to Susana's campaign or pro-Susana PACs. That's just a third of what the unions and their shadowy masters paid to get Javier Gonzales elected as little ol' Santa Fe's mayor, so who's really buying influence?

    Remember, vote for Gary King, 'cause he has the same last name as his dad; it's the New Mexican way.


  • Steve Salazar posted at 9:40 am on Wed, Jun 4, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 869

    George Soros is way to smart to waste his democrat money on Gary King. King couldn't deliver on the favors asked for in exchange for the money.

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 9:30 am on Wed, Jun 4, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 566

    This will surely rouse and inspire the Democratic base. Maybe the TV commercial bombardment from Martinez will lighten-up, being that she won't need to spend even half her millions to beat King.

  • Jack Rush posted at 8:40 am on Wed, Jun 4, 2014.

    SFWatcher Posts: 57

    Pierce Knolls I agree with what you say, it decribes the thought processes of a Republican commenting on Democratic politics. Maybe your friend the Governor can get you an invite the next time the Koch brothers are at the Tamaya...

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:01 am on Wed, Jun 4, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1662

    Hilarious. Predictable. Uninspiring.

  • Ed Campbell posted at 7:19 am on Wed, Jun 4, 2014.

    Ed Campbell Posts: 26

    I'll go to the November polls to cast votes for a couple of "small" seats. I see little or no reason to support the hacks who own the Democrat Party. They may not be as unconcerned about NM citizens as the Oil Barons who own Governor Susana; but, that's faint praise for slugs inheriting the right to run - like King.

    It's like preferring Wonder Bread over high fructose corn syrup bourbon mixers.

  • Vicki Farrar posted at 7:05 am on Wed, Jun 4, 2014.

    Tierradelcielo Posts: 5

    Hector Balderas will make a great AG (although he's the one that should have run for governor).

  • Jeff E Green posted at 7:04 am on Wed, Jun 4, 2014.

    ethan505 Posts: 4

    KING ADMITS HE HAS CONFLICT OF INTEREST. HE SHOULD RESIGN FROM THE LEA IMMEDIATELY! "Arellanes asked King, in his capacity as Chair of the Law Enforcement Academy, why he didn’t just decertify all these officers. King hedged, explaining that he didn’t have that authority as Chair. And moreover, as AG, he often recused himself from these administrative decisions. There was a conflict of interest, he explained, because he might later, as AG, pursue criminal charges." http://newmexicomercury.com/blog/comments/nm_attorney_general_gary_king_promises_ill_prosecute_apd_officers

  • Jeff E Green posted at 7:00 am on Wed, Jun 4, 2014.

    ethan505 Posts: 4

    Gary King for New Mexico has NEVER done the right thing when it comes to police accountability. He should immediately resign from his position as chair of the Law Enforcement Academy due to conflict of interest. And he should keep the PROMISES he made to the community which went well beyond merely assigning investigators to "look at it." Great job by Steve Terrell at least asking the question.

    This article by David Correia should be required reading for everyone seeking to understand the nuance of this issue and the Attorney General Office's responsibility for the police brutality crisis: http://newmexicomercury.com/blog/comments/nm_attorney_general_gary_king_promises_ill_prosecute_apd_officers

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 11:17 pm on Tue, Jun 3, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 566

    Maybe we can find someone for that Attorney General position that's been vacant for the last seven years.


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