- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A group backed by Republicans who don’t support their party’s presidential nominee has won a spot on New Mexico’s ballot, potentially giving the state’s voters another choice in the presidential election.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (https://bit.ly/2bZseJW ) that the group, Better for America, says it will find a third party alternative to Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The party’s efforts to recruit someone have slowed, however, because its biggest supporters have been focusing on independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin of Utah. McMullin has already secured ballot spots in several states and Better for America is expected to nominate him as its candidate in New Mexico.

McMullin is a former CIA officer, Goldman Sachs associate and Republican congressional staffer.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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