Former TV meteorologist Mark Ronchetti is the projected winner of Tuesday’s GOP gubernatorial primary in New Mexico, according to the Associated Press .
He defeated four other candidates including state Rep. Rebecca Dow, and will face incumbent Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in November.
Ronchetti has pledged to deploy 150 state law enforcement personnel to New Mexico’s border with Mexico to combat illegal migration and drug and human trafficking. New Mexico has alternated between a Democratic and Republican governor since the early 1980s. However, an incumbent governor last lost reelection in the state in 1994, the wire service also reports . […]
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