As Heath Haussaman is reporting, Jeff Armijo, the embattled state auditor candidate, is dropping out the race:
Jeff Armijo announced this morning that he is dropping his fight to remain the Democratic Party’s candidate for state auditor.
State Rep. Hector Balderas of Wagon Mound will replace him on the ballot.
Joining Armijo at a news conference in Albuquerque were Democratic Party Chair John Wertheim and Speaker of the House Ben Lujan.
The deal was apparently brokered by Lujan.
This is good news for the Dems, and, ultimately, I believe, for Armijo.