“This isn't personal,” Governor Susana Martinez said. “This is clearly about policy.”
The mailers are sponsored by Reform New Mexico, one of the governor's political action committees.
They claim Sanchez voted against banning child porn, that he protects child molesters and that he voted to release child killers
Residents have mixed opinions.
“I think that it's a great idea I think it's helping to make people more aware of what's going on,” Pearl Taylor said.
Others shared their opinion.
“I’m all for everyone pushing their own agenda but this is absurd,” Bernadette Ramsey said.
Sanchez says they're all false.
“I’m not a vindictive person and regardless of these personal attacks, I’m going to do what's best for all of the people of New Mexico,” Sanchez said.
The governor says politicians should be held accountable..
“So there's transparency so people know where to go when they're voting who to vote for and it can be a republican today and a democrat tomorrow but I know where they stand on the issues,” Martinez said.
Some residents are stopping their kids from getting the mail, saying the ads are too graphic.
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.