Gary King Staying In Race for New Mexico Governor

Mar 10, 2014

Attorney General Gary King's campaign manager says King has no intention of pulling out of the race for governor because of his showing at the party's pre-primary nominating convention this weekend.

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Campaign manager Jim Farrell said Monday that King has more than enough nominating petition signatures to secure a place on the June primary election ballot.

King finished last in the field of five gubernatorial candidates with 10.5 percent of the votes from convention delegates on Saturday. Candidates needed 20 percent support to automatically earn a place on the ballot, but can remain in the race if they have enough nominating petition signatures.

Farrell said King's campaign submitted nearly 10,400 signatures to the secretary of state when filing for office in February. That's more than twice as many as needed.

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