Senate leaders halt vote on gov.’s political ally
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:00 pm | Updated: 11:05 pm, Wed Mar 11, 2015.
Matt Chandler, one of Gov. Susana Martinez’s close political allies, was facing rejection Wednesday by the state Senate for a seat on The University of New Mexico Board of Regents, so both floor leaders said they abruptly agreed to delay the vote on his confirmation.
Chandler had received a 6-3 vote of support for his confirmation from the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday morning. But by the time Chandler descended two floors to the Senate chamber, where he faced an afternoon vote by all 42 senators, he was facing a humiliating defeat in public.
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