Dem Auditor candidate under fire

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Jeff Armijo, the Decomcrat candidate for state auditor, is under investigation, as Haussaman reports:

Prosecutors are investigating allegations that the Democratic candidate for state auditor made unwanted sexual advances toward a campaign volunteer.

No charges have been filed, and prosecutors say a review could take months.

Joe Monahan has been providing the most coverage of this issue on the Internets:

A defiant Jeff Armijo rebuked New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson Monday as the titular head of the state Democratic Party moved to avert a full-blown political crisis and asked Armijo to meet with him to discuss the future of his candidacy as NM state auditor. But Armijo, facing criminal allegations of sexual misconduct he has strongly denied, initially stuck his thumb in the eye {PDF} of the chief executive and said there will be no meeting. “I am too damn independent,” he told the Associated Press. And in a statement sure to infuriate the Fourth Floor of the fabled Roundhouse, Armijo boasted: “I am on the path to victory.”

But late Monday KOB-TV quoted Armijo as saying he will meet with the Governor today. The station also said the Democratic Party Central Committee has set aside time for a September 9th meeting, three days before the legal deadline for Armijo to withdraw and a replacement candidate to be named.

I’d look for that replacement to be named soon.

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