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Morning Word: Griego's Campaign Bank Records Scrutinized

October 28, 2016, 12:00 am
Griego’s Old Campaign Bank Account Scrutinized
Andrew Oxford reports investigators at the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General continue to look at campaign bank records connected to former state senator Phil Griego. Documents unsealed in state District Court on Thursday show “thousands of dollars in payments to business associates that were never reported to the Secretary of State’s Office.”

Poll: Presidential Race Narrows in New Mexico
It looks like Donald Trump is narrowing Hillary Clinton’s lead to just 5 percent in New Mexico.
The results of the statewide phone survey Monday by the nonpartisan, New Mexico-based ZiaPoll fall in line with a Washington Post-ABC News Tracking Poll, also released Thursday. It shows Clinton’s lead has narrowed in recent days to 6 percentage points nationally.
Martinez Campaigns for Republican Gubernatorial Candidates
Gov. Martinez is the chair of the Republican Governors Association and has been campaigning hard to get Republican candidates elected to state executive posts.

Attorneys Question Paiz' Campaign Donations
Dan McKay reports two Albuquerque attorneys want the secretary of state’s office to investigate $20,000 in donations to Bernalillo County Commission candidate Patricia Paiz, whom they accuse of accepting donations that go well beyond the $2,500 limit allowed in local campaigns.

Moderate Drought Conditions Likely to Increase
Only 4 percent of New Mexico remains in moderate drought conditions, but members of the Drought Monitoring Workgroup, made up of members of the National Weather Service and of state and federal agencies, say that percentage is likely to increase over time.

Pot Farmers Leery of Legalization

Marijuana farmers in California, whose families have been illegally growing the drug for years, are worried that if voters approve a proposition to legalize the drug next month, they could be forced out of business by big businesses, taxes and regulations.


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