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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The latest poll in New Mexico's race for governor shows Republican incumbent Susana Martinez has widened her lead over Democratic challenger Gary King. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Martinez was supported by 54 percent of likely voters who were surveyed and 36 percent backed King. Ten percent were undecided. In the U.S. Senate race, the Journal poll showed Democratic incumbent Tom Udall leading with 51 percent to 38 percent for Republican challenger Allen Weh. Eleven percent were undecided.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial challenger Gary King's campaign manager has resigned after holding the job about two months. Keith Breitbach was King's third campaign manager. King announced the resignation on Monday and in a statement thanked Breitbach for the "positive impact" he had on the campaign.

CORRALES, N.M. (AP) - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says she's not backing down on her agency's efforts to implement a new rule that would assert regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands despite criticisms that it amounts to a federal water grab. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy made the comments Monday during a visit to New Mexico. She stopped in Corrales to commemorate a flood-control project that will be funded with $2 million in federal loans and grants.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A northern New Mexico sheriff has pleaded not guilty to federal charges stemming from an off-duty traffic stop that authorities say left a driver injured. Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella was arraigned Monday on deprivation of rights and brandishing a firearm.

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