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Martinez campaign spokesman fired after DWI arrest
The spokesman for gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez was fired by the campaign after he was arrested for aggravated DWI early Sunday morning according to the Albuquerque Journal. Raj Shah had only recently been added to the Martinez campaign team.
The Journal reported that Shah was pulled over near San Mateo and Osuna in Albuquerque.
Martinez campaign manager Ryan Cangiolosi, who worked as executive director of the Republican Party of New Mexico before signing onto Martinez’s campaign, told the Journal that Shah was “immediately terminated.”
According to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety website, “Aggravated DWI includes driving with an alcohol level of .16% or greater, causing bodily injury while DWI, or refusing to submit to a chemical test while DWI.”
Shah had come from the campaign of Rob Simmons, a Connecticut Republican who was running for Senate.