Linda Lopez plans to run for NM governor; Tim Keller may too

Posted at: 04/16/2013 8:10 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A contested race for the Democratic nomination for New Mexico governor appears to be shaping up.

State Sen. Linda Lopez of Albuquerque says she's preparing to run for the nomination, and state Sen. Tim Keller of Albuquerque says he's also thinking about running for the nomination as well.

Attorney General Gary King is the only declared candidate for the Democratic nomination for the office now held by Republican Susana Martinez.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Lopez has decided to run. Lopez says she has appointed a campaign treasurer but still needs to complete required paperwork before formally announcing her candidacy.

Keller has been considering running for state treasurer or state auditor, but he says some elected officials have urged him to run for governor.

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