- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Candidates in a heated Secretary of State race are facing dueling complaints.

Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver, who is running against Republican incumbent Dianna Duran, is facing a complaint she used a government website to attack Duran. The complaint filed earlier this month by Sandia Park resident Carolyn Freeman says the disputed material was later taken down.

Oliver’s campaign manager Alan Packman called the complaint a “complete fabrication.”

The Bernalillo County Code of Conduct Review board is scheduled to discuss the matter Monday.

Another complaint addressed this month to the state Attorney General’s office alleges Duran used state resources to falsely accused Oliver of missing a deadline for getting ballots to servicemen and women.

Emily Strickler of the Republican Party of New Mexico says that complaint was never sent to the Attorney General’s office.

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