Democratic candidate for state auditor Jeff Armijo withdrew his nomination on August 30. Two different women have accused Armijo of sexual harrassment. One charge was filed in August 2006 and the other in 2003. After meeting with Gov. Bill Richardson and other party leaders Armijo agreed it was best to withdraw. Gov. Richardson immediately suggested that a replacement candidate would be committed to the highest ethical standards.
Oops! says Armijo. ‘I didn’t really mean to withdraw.’ In fact, he now wants back in the race less than a week after withdrawing.
We really need better candidates to run to for both state and federal office.