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NM House Speaker Ben Lujan dead at 77

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By Rob Nikolewski | Capitol Report New Mexico

NEW MEXICO House Speaker Ben Lujan died Tuesday.

SANTA FE — One of the most politically powerful figures in New Mexico history, Speaker of the House Ben Luján, died Tuesday after a long fight with lung cancer. He was 77.

A spokesman for the speaker’s office said Luján died at approximately 10:45 p.m. Tuesday after a short stay at Christus St. Vincent’s hospital.

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