- Associated Press - Sunday, October 26, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta is coming to New Mexico to give Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Gary King a boost.

Huerta is scheduled Sunday to campaign on behalf of King and other Democrats during a rally in Albuquerque. King is challenging Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.

The Dawson, New Mexico-born Huerta is a co-founder, along with the late Cesar Chavez, of the United Farm Workers of America and is known for her activism in California on behalf of Latinos.

King drew scrutiny last month following comment he made at fundraiser that Republican Gov. Susana Martinez “does not have a Latino heart.”

King also referenced Huerta who had urged voters not to cast ballots for candidates just because they had Spanish surnames.

Martinez is the nation’s only Latina governor.

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