The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Their view: Candidates campaign for lieutenant governor


New Mexico has five Democratic candidates running for lieutenant governor in Tuesday’s primary. Three Republicans are seeking the post.

We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor?

Republican responses were published in Wednesday’s Portales News-Tribune.

Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and Gerald Ortiz Pino declined to participate. Here is a sampling of other Democrat responses (complete responses are on our website at


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