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Voters in New Mexico's largest city set to choose next mayor

Nov 14, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Voters in New Mexico's largest city are set to choose its next mayor amid concerns about crime and the economy. Democrat Tim Keller is facing Republican Dan Lewis in a runoff Monday, a day after a city ethics board ruled Keller violated campaign finance laws during the race. The board did not issue any sanctions against Keller. The election comes a week after Democrats won governorships and legislative seats in Virginia and New Jersey and took mayoral seats in places like Helena, Montana. Both Keller and Lewis say they want to hire 400 officers and have the Albuquerque Police Department return to neighborhood policing amid a rise in violent crime.