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Campaign Ad-Watch: Martinez talks corruption
Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez’s third TV ad focuses on corruption in school districts and rails against environmental rules for the oil and gas industry.
Martinez’s ad speaks about a scandal in Las Vegas where a bilingual coordinator in Las Vegas, NM used nearly $14,000 to host two parties and the discovery of millions of dollars in embezzlements from Jemez Mountain School District by State Auditor Hector Balderas.
Martinez also mentions pit rules, an environmental rule which some blame for a dip in oil and gas production in New Mexico.
MARTINEZ: Corruption. It’s killing our economy. Because we need good schools to attract good jobs.
But here [West Las Vegas High School], corrupt officials blew book money at a bar.
Here [Jemez Mountain School District], they stole three million dollars.
Crippling energy regulation made insiders rich but drove our jobs to Texas.
I’m the only candidate that’s taken on corruption and that’s the difference. I’ll end it, cut spending and phase out job-killing taxes to help all small businesses grow.
NARRATOR: Susana Martinez for governor.