With less than three weeks left in the Santa Fe mayor’s race, Javier Gonzales is dealing with a nettlesome problem: Some of his biggest supporters are providing ammunition for his opponents.
Gonzales is alone among the three mayoral candidates to receive support from outside groups. Several organizations, including two political action committees, have been spending private dollars to aid his candidacy. Gonzales, like his opponents — City Councilors Patti Bushee and Bill Dimas — agreed to run a publicly financed campaign, which limits candidates to $60,000 in spending.
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