“Dominic Gabello, who was chief of staff to Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D), has left her office to manage her gubernatorial campaign.” (Politico)
ME, TOO! After Lujan Grisham released her jobs plan, former media executive Jeff Apodaca (D) “said he’s talked with voters about implementing a scaled minimum wage structure and building an international film school in Santa Fe with a mix of public and industry dollars, among other ideas.
“And state Sen. Joseph Cervantes (D) … cited legislation he introduced this year to overhaul New Mexico’s system for public works projects – the bill ultimately stalled in the House of Representatives – as an example of his own jobs-related résumé.” (Albuquerque Journal)
WINNER IS COMING. “Author and film producer George R. R. Martin waded into the politics of movie-industry tax breaks on Thursday while endorsing” Lujan Grisham.
“Martin … made a plea to raise or eliminate New Mexico’s $50 million annual limit on the state’s tax incentive for film production. At an hour-long forum about New Mexico’s film industry, Martin sat alongside … Lujan Grisham, … who this week announced she would seek to expand tax incentives for film and television production and look for ways to encourage the construction of new production studio space.” (AP)
OVERLOOKED. Apodaca has retained Anzalone Liszt Grove Research as his pollster. (Hotline reporting)