By Rob Nikolewski | Capitol Report New Mexico
SANTA FE — Should a partisan political group use the New Mexico statehouse building — funded by taxpayers — for a training session? And if so, should it pay to use the facilities?
“I don’t have a problem if you have a nonpartisan group like Boys State using a room in the Roundhouse,” state Sen. Bill Payne, R-Albuquerque, told Capitol Report New Mexico on Thursday. “But once you go down that road with partisan organizations … well, I can see every group under the sun can all say that they should get in.”
On its website, Emerge New Mexico describes itself as “… committed to changing the headlines by changing who is in office. We need to continue to fill the pipeline with women trained to run and lead on the issues that matter to us as Democrats. With your support, we can train more Democratic women to run and win elections at all levels of government, across the state.”