A deep-pocketed national GOP group has waded into the nascent New Mexico governor’s race, launching a TV ad today that criticizes Democratic nominee Gary King.
The Republican Governors Association ad focuses on King’s record as the state’s attorney general and cites state Democratic Party Chairman Sam Bregman’s comment from several years ago that King was the state’s “worst attorney general ever.”
Bregman said earlier this week the three-year old comment was made in the “heat of battle” while he and King were on opposite sides of a high-profile case.
TV station records show the RGA is spending more than $100,000 on the ad, according to the Associated Press.
The Republican Governors Association is chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who traveled to New Mexico last week to campaign with Gov. Susana Martinez. Martinez, who is seeking re-election to a second four-year term, is also an RGA member and has helped Christie on the campaign trail.
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