Lt. Gov. Diane Denish has a heck of a dilemma: The Democrat wants to distance herself from Gov. Bill Richardson, but she doesn’t want to offend the big cheese and his allies.
So, to this day, Denish has yet to condemn the pay-to-play atmosphere in the state’s capital under Richardson. And that’s hurting her.
Some diehard Democrats in Las Vegas are even questioning whether they should support her in the November election. They’re contemplating voting for the Republican, Susana Martinez, the Las Cruces district attorney.