Following weeks of back and forth between Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran and the Gary King for Governor campaign over campaign finances, one thing is clear: Dianna Duran is playing petty, partisan games to benefit her own political party, while ignoring her duties and responsibilities as Secretary of State.
“Dianna Duran has a long history of putting what’s best for the Republican Party ahead of what’s best for the people of New Mexico,” stated DPNM Chairman Sam Bregman. “Duran’s unfounded and politically motivated attacks against Gary King are so absurd that her own guidelines illustrate that there have been no violations. Yet she continues to make false accusations to benefit Republican Party candidates.”
As Thom Cole reported in Friday’s Albuquerque Journal,Duran approved for use in the 2014 Candidate Guide the exact practice she accuses King of violating. Bregman added, “If Secretary Duran approved this rule, put it out for public comment and placed it in a candidate guide, then by all accounts Gary King has done nothing wrong. Dianna Duran can’t have it both ways. Dianna Duran must stop using her office, funded by taxpayers, as another headquarters for the Republican Party attack machine.”