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Denish unleashes first salvo in catfight for governor's office

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By The Staff

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Diane Denish is taking the offensive in her campaign for governor with a television ad criticizing GOP nominee Susana Martinez's record as a prosecutor.

Denish's ad was launched Thursday, just two days after the primary election. It's the latest sign that New Mexicans will see a hard-hitting campaign in the race for governor.

The ad criticizes Martinez for allegedly having a low conviction rate for murder cases and for allowing plea bargains in felony drunken driving cases despite once saying her office wouldn't do that.