Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Lopez is Almost In, Keller Still Contemplating Gov Run

DEM LT. GOV. FORUMAfter that tantalizing tweet from Rep. Bill Soules Sunday, I spoke to Sen. Linda Lopez yesterday and she confirmed that she's gearing up to run for governor.

My story in today's New Mexican is HERE.

Lopez will join Attorney General Gary King in the Democratic primary to see who gets to take on incumbent Republican Susana Martinez. King told reporters last summer that he's running.

Meanwhile, Sen. Tim Keller, D-Albuquerque, who also is contemplating running for state auditor or treasurer told me yesterday that he's also considering running for governor. But an event more important than a campaign announcement is coming up for Keller. He's about to become a dad -- due date in July.

Another Democratic senator reportedly running is Joe Cervantes of Las Cruces. But he never got back to me yesterday. Call me, Joe!

UPDATE 4:30 pm Joe called. He said it's "too early" to comment on whether he'll run.