SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is drawing heat from a few Republicans for throwing her might and her political action committee's money in a contested GOP primary for a state senate seat in eastern New Mexico.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that Martinez is supporting Angie Spears over two other Republicans in a race for the state Senate in a rural, heavily Republican district around Clovis.
The two opponents of Spears say they do not appreciate Martinez taking a side in a campaign where no Democrats are running.
Trucking company owner Mark Myers, of Clovis, a candidate, said the governor should be pouring her energy into races where Democrats could be defeated.
Pat Woods, 62-year-old rancher, said he was disappointed that the governor got involved in the race.
New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of the U.S. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, New Mexico has also been part of Imperial Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory.