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Val Kilmer says he’s not running for governor. Seriously. For real.
Actor Val Kilmer recently told KOB-TV reporter Antoinette Antonio, “I’m not running. I’m looking forward to supporting our Democratic candidate.” So is the Kilmer saga over? Probably.
From the KOB story:
Later, Kilmer says, “Well, you never know in politics. I’ve learned that much.”
Antonio: “So you’re leaving the door open?”
Kilmer: “No. No, I’m not running. I’m looking forward to supporting our Democratic candidate.”
Once again, Kilmer reiterated that his comment to Rolling Stone (that he lived in the “homicide capital of the Southwest”) was taken out of context. He said that he was talking about the “great deal of drunk drivers” in San Miguel County. “Which is everyone’s concern. That’s just a fact, that’s not an opinion,” Kilmer said.
He also said when he put up his 6,000 acre ranch for sale that he was not planning on leaving New Mexico.
“I only listed the whole ranch to try and attract a business partner for an idea I have about a sustainable, off-the-grid community,” Kilmer said.
Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish is the only announced Democratic candidate for governor so far. Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez has formed an exploratory committee.