Friday, May 21, 2010

Martinez Confronts Weh

Stuart Dyson's interview with GOP gubernatorial contender Allen Weh got a lot more interesting when his closest rival Susana Martinez showed up to confront him about his recent attack ad.

Martinez said she'll release all her tax returns from the past 10 years and challenged Weh to do the same. The colonel didn't commit.

Weh's ad says Martinez was "caught red handed" not paying her taxes. But it wasn't her taxes. The ad actually referred to a 2009 audit in which Martinez's office was criticized for employing 24 temporary workers as "independent contractors" to destroy old closed-case files. (Martinez is district attorney in Las Cruces.)