Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Gore To Woo Hispanics in Cruces.(New Mexico)

Byline: Rene Romo Journal Southern Bureau

LAS CRUCES Vice President Al Gore will make his first campaign visit to southern New Mexico on Thursday at a rally at the Las Cruces Public Schools Sports Complex.

The 5 p.m. rally at 1000 N. Motel Blvd., is aimed in part at solidifying Gore's support among Hispanics, according to the Democrat's campaign. The visit also could give a last-minute boost to state Treasurer Michael Montoya, who is trying to unseat 10-term Republican incumbent Joe Skeen in the 2nd Congressional District.

"He (Gore) is not a dummy," said Christina Trujillo, a state Board of Education member who is helping organize the Gore rally. "The Clinton administration has a good record of appointing minorities, and people don't want to be taken for granted. …

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