Garrey Carruthers would seem to have clout. He says he doesn’t.

A former Republican governor of New Mexico and retired chancellor of New Mexico State University, Carruthers is a charismatic personality who’s sidelined himself politically.

He isn’t helping any candidate in the fall campaign. At 83, Carruthers says most people outside of Las Cruces don’t know who he is.



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