[Voter Guide Preview] BREAKING: Sun-News reverses Andy Nuñez endorsement after ProgressNow investigation uncovers questions
Voters in New Mexico can begin casting early and absentee votes TOMORROW so this news couldn’t have come at a more important time. This morning, the Las Cruces Sun-News announced that they had reversed their planned endorsement for Republican State Rep. Andy Nuñez because of the questions and investigation ProgressNow filed with the Attorney General about Nuñez’s activities and spending as a state lobbyists and legislator. Las Cruces Sun-News
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Monday October 10, 2016
…our endorsement in this race originally would have gone to Republican Andy Nuñez…
We changed our endorsement after recent revelations that allege Nuñez repeatedly used campaign contributions to pay for personal expenses, including during a period of time when he wasn’t even in the Legislature but was working as a lobbyist. New Mexico generously reimburses lawmakers for expenses incurred in attending meetings or conferences. It is both illegal and unacceptable for lawmakers to dip into campaign contributions to cover those expenses.