The IRS recently revoked the 501(c)(4) status of a group that trains Democratic women to run for office in New Mexico and other states. Emerge New Mexico says that won’t affect its work, but the move could have larger implications for nonprofits nationwide.
Rep. Eliseo Lee Alcon is touting the fact that he is the one candidate targeted by the Super PAC tied to Gov. Susana Martinez who won his Democratic primary on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Eleanor Chavez, David Coss, Larry Martinez and Jack Sullivan allege that Reform New Mexico Now violated disclosure law; they also seek to publicly tie the PAC to the Republican governor after it got involved in their Democratic primary races.
UPDATED: Reform New Mexico Now is funded primarily by backers of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and is helping Democratic legislative incumbents who have sided with her on some issues.
A handful of self-identified progressive organizations have partnered with a federal Super PAC in an effort to elect Democrat Eric Griego to Congress and five new Democrats to the N.M. Legislature.
The American Federation of Teachers and Progressive Kick, a federal Super PAC based in California, are trying to help Larry P. Martinez unseat N.M. Senate Finance Committee Chairman John Arthur Smith in next week’s Democratic primary.
It is unbelievable to me that Eric Griego and his buddies would attack the health-care record of someone whose record is one of commitment to improving the health of every New Mexican.