Martinez and King to spar in Spanish language debate

Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and Democratic challenger Gary King are set to spar off in a Spanish-language debate aimed at the state's Hispanic voters. The pair is scheduled today to meet in a KLUZ-TV Univision-sponsored forum in their second debate. A spokesman for Martinez say the governor will answer her questions in Spanish. King will participate through an interpreter. Political observers say the debate in unique since only one of the candidates in fluent in Spanish. According to the U.S. Census, around 47 percent of the state's population in Latino — the largest percentage of any state. Absentee voting begins Tuesday by mail and at county clerks' offices. Early in-person voting expands to more locations on Oct. 18.
Information from the AP. 



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