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8:28 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Official Clears Contested Contributions To King

New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran now says Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gary King can keep nearly $11,000 in campaign contributions that Duran previously said exceeded campaign finance limits.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Duran's reversal Thursday apparently makes moot a legal action filed by King that the state Supreme Court planned to hear Aug. 28.

Duran says in a letter to King that two previously contested contributions are permissible if King can document that the contributions were intended for paying off some of his campaign debt from the primary election.

King previously argued that was the case, but Duran had contended that the contributions from a Taos couple and a Santa Fe woman exceeded contribution limits by a total of $10,900.

Information from: Santa Fe New Mexican. 

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