politics

Did the guv misspend campaign funds?

Common Cause New Mexico said today that Gov. Susana Martinez may have violated the Campaign Reporting Act. She spent extra cash from her campaign war chest on radio ads advocating an end to driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.

The organization says the attorney general should investigate.

Secretary of State Dianna Duran says the rules were not broken, which left Common Cause’s executive director, Steve Allen, puzzled, according to a news release.

“Funding this kind of lobbying advertisement seems to be a clear violation of this statue,” he says.

Allen was also once an editor at the Alibi.