Several Democrats in the Legislature last week expressed concern and criticism over the New Mexico State Fair and its controversial 25-year lease negotiated between Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration with The Downs at Albuquerque to operate a racetrack and casino on the fairgrounds.
But not all Democratic lawmakers were always against The Downs deal. Back in early November 2011, at least two lawmakers on the D side wrote letters of support for what some opponents have since dubbed “The Dirty Downs Deal.”
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