Gary King talks campaign plans after primary win

Created: 06/04/2014 8:23 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

Attorney General Gary King joined the KOB Eyewitness News 4 morning crew in studio to discuss his campaign plans after nabbing the Democratic gubernatorial primary vote Tuesday night.

Public policy's most recent polling shows Gov. Susana Martinez with a five-point lead over King. While King says the race will be competitive, he says he believes he will better be able to work with the legislature to find solutions to the issues facing New Mexico, particularly, those facing children.

"I've really gotten a lot of energy remembering that (my mother, Alice King) thought that Children, Youth and Families Department ought to be the agency that really is a one-stop shop to deal with issues of children in New Mexico," King said. "The Annie E. Casey Foundation says we're 50th in child welfare in New Mexico. That's unacceptable and we have to do something to change that."

On the airwaves, King says he's not prone to running attack ads, but plans to run comparative ads.

"Telling the truth may be kind of harsh. I think the governor when approached about the truth of her management of state government is going to feel like she's being attacked," King said.

King's father, Bruce, was New Mexico's longest-serving governor. King has served two terms as state attorney general.

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