Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Senate Rivals Clash in Debate.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Dan McKay Journal Staff Writer

Redmond Criticizes Bingaman's Record

Sen. Jeff Bingaman pledged to work for better teachers' pay and training, but during a debate aired Sunday his Republican challenger, Bill Redmond, said the incumbent hasn't done enough to keep his campaign promises.

"You made certain promises in 1994 and didn't keep those promises," Redmond told Bingaman in the debate, which was broadcast by KOB-TV. He criticized Bingaman on a wide range of issues, including cuts in defense spending.

But the Democratic senator repeatedly charged Redmond with misrepresenting his record. He also said he has supported defense spending and pay raises for military personnel. …

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