Lt. Governor Diane Denish Fights Back
The new website New Mexico Watchdog added fuel to the gubernatorial campaign fires yesterday, by releasing a report that alleges the Lt. Governor misused hundreds of thousands of unallocated federal dollars back in 2003-2004. The money was given to the Lt. Governor’s office by Governor Richardson. Regular panelist on THE LINE, Jim Scarantino, is the one who made the public records request, and sorted through the paperwork. Among other things, he claims Denish used the money for christmas cards and other frivolous expenses. Well, yesterday afternoon, we had Lt. Governor Denish in studio, and here was her reaction:
If you want to watch more of our interview with Lt. Governor Denish, be sure to tune in Friday night at 7pm for NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, right here on KNME. Also on the show this week, Governor Bill Richardson, who talks about the state budget, the possibility of tax increases in the next regular legislative session, and even his legacy. Here’s just a taste:
It’s an exciting week overall here at NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS. Not only do we have interviews with two of the state’s most powerful leaders, we’ve also got a brand new look that we’re all thrilled to unveil. In addition, we also have some new faces and voices in store for you in the coming weeks and months. You don’t want to miss it, Friday night at 7pm!
The Public Affairs Team