First Dianna Duran, now John Sanchez? When Republicans took control of the top three statewide offices in 2011 they promised to run “the most open and ethical administration” ever. Fast forward five years and Republican campaigns have put more money into politics than any other period in New Mexico history and it looks like they are having a hard time keeping their hands off of it. Just months after former-Secretary of State Dianna Duran completed her jail sentence for stealing hundreds-of-thousands of dollars in campaign funds to pay personal expenses and a growing casino habit, KOB-TV discovered that Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez “pocketed” $43,000 in campaign cash. An investigative report by KOB-TV’s Ryan Luby detailed tens-of-thousands of dollars – as much as an entire year’s income for New Mexican families – of rent Sanchez paid himself for rent of a “campaign office” in a building he already owned, to “run” a campaign where he ran unopposed in the primary and on the coattails of the governor in the general election.