Depending on who’s talking, New Mexico is either a bastion of political innocence or a hotbed of corruption.

The case for purity comes from lame-duck Bernalillo County Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty. She plans to join four other commissioners Tuesday in voting to fill a vacancy in the state Senate.

A couple of colleagues have accused Pyskoty of rushing the matter so she can help deliver the Senate appointment to state Rep. Moe Maestas, D-Albuquerque.

Ringside Seat is an opinion column about people, politics and news. Contact Milan Simonich at or 505-986-3080.

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