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Teacher enters race for governor of New Mexico


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alcohol-prevention teacher Peter DeBenedittis of Santa Fe on Monday announced his run for governor of New Mexico as a Democrat, pledging to seek progressive solutions to issues of early childhood education, access to health care and poverty.

A New Mexico resident since 1995, DeBenedittis described himself as a political outsider who does not owe favors to past campaign contributors.

The 58-year-old said he wants to pursue policies that expand preschool and provide universal health insurance coverage, while increasing taxes on alcohol and cigarettes to shore up state...

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