New Mexico session seen to effect gov race little

Posted at: 02/24/2014 11:21 AM
By: The Associated Press



SANTA FE (AP) - Political observers say the recent New Mexico legislative session likely had little to no effect on this year's upcoming governor's race.
    
Albuquerque pollster Brian Sanderoff told the Santa Fe New Mexican that the session did not get voters interested in the race and voters didn't seem to care about the day-to-day battles at the Roundhouse.
    
Former Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, a Democrat who lost to Gov. Susana Martinez in 2010, says Democrats and Republicans lawmakers also avoided doing anything meaningful during the session.
    
Martinez is seeking a second term and is up for re-election in November. She didn't have any formal news conferences during the session to discuss legislation.
    
Five Democrats are seeking to challenge her.