Colon, Sanchez set to spar for lieutenant governor

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By The Staff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Brian Colon and Republican John Sanchez are the survivors of crowded primary contests for New Mexico lieutenant governor.

Both won Tuesday's primary elections in each party. Colon will be paired on the Democratic ticket with gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish in the November general election, while Sanchez will run on the GOP side with Susana Martinez.

"I've always enjoyed working with Diane Denish," Colon said. "We worked together 10 years ago when she was chair of the New Mexico Democratic Party. I look forward to advocating for Diane Denish in her role as governor as we move New Mexico forward."

On the GOP side, Sanchez said he and Martinez make a strong ticket, "one that sends a clear message to the people of New Mexico."

"The Republican Party won't be divided by the color of people's skin," he said. "I will stand shoulder to shoulder with Susana Martinez in reforming New Mexico, ending government corruption."

Colon, former director of the New Mexico Democratic Party, beat retired governmental agency administrator Lawrence Rael of Albuquerque and three legislators — Jose Campos of Santa Rosa, Gerald Ortiz y Pino of Albuquerque and Linda Lopez of Albuquerque.

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