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Sat July 7, 2012
King Blasts GOP Records Request
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A request made by the New Mexico Republican Party under the state Inspection of Public Records Act is drawing fire from Democratic Attorney General Gary King.
The party sent the request to King's office two weeks ago. It sought any emails and attachments concerning public business that were sent by King from his personal email addresses.
King said Friday his office has delivered some of the requested documents to the party.
He calls the request a "political ploy." He says he was suspicious of the request given that it came four days after two state lawmakers raised questions about employees in Gov. Susana Martinez's administration possibly violating state governmental conduct rules.
King says he won't be intimidated and will continue to investigate allegations regarding the use of personal email within the state Public Education Department.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.