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Gary King wins gubernatorial primary vote

Updated: 06/03/2014 11:29 PM | Created: 06/03/2014 8:09 PM
By: BARRY MASSEY, Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - Attorney General Gary King has won New Mexico's Democratic gubernatorial nomination and will face incumbent Republican Susana Martinez in the general election.
    
King defeated four other candidates in a quiet primary in which Democrats avoided attacking each other and focused their criticisms on Martinez.
    
Martinez is a rising star in national GOP circles as the nation's first female Hispanic governor, and she's considered a strong favorite to win re-election.
    
Martinez holds a hefty financial advantage, accumulating more than $4 million in her re-election account while the Democrats largely exhausted their funding in the primary.
    
King is a two-term attorney general and the son of New Mexico's longest-serving governor, the late Bruce King.

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