Commentary: Governor Martinez vetoed Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth’s bill to shed light on “dark money” being spent in New Mexico elections and require transparency from large independent donors. A poll by Common Cause New Mexico found that 90% of NM voters who support disclosures from large independent spenders.
Leader Wirth issued the following response:
“I am disappointed but not surprised that the Governor would side with the Koch brothers and ALEC and ignore the 90% of Republicans and Democrats in New Mexico who support campaign finance transparency. This is one more responsible bipartisan bill to add to the 2019 ‘to do’ list.”