SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Auditor Hector Balderas has made it official he's running for the Democratic nomination for attorney general next year
Balderas' campaign sent out email announcements to political supporters Tuesday, saying he would bring a "watchdog mentality" to the attorney general's office.
Balderas is serving his second term as state auditor. He was first elected in 2006. Balderas campaigned unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate last year.
Former Public Regulation Commissioner Jason Marks also plans to run for attorney general. There will be no incumbent in the race because Democrat Gary King is term-limited and is a candidate for governor in 2014.
On the Republican side, District Attorney Matt Chandler said he's considering the race but hasn't made a decision. He ran unsuccessfully against King in 2010.