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11:08 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Martinez Campaign Communication Director Fired After Alleged DWI

New Mexico – Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez's campaign spokesman has been fired because he was arrested for drunken driving.

Martinez Campaign Manager Ryan Cangiolosi said Monday that communications director Raj Shah was fired on Sunday after his arrest in Albuquerque.

State police arrested Shah for aggravated drunken driving early Sunday, not long after midnight, according to a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.

Shah, who is 25, had recently moved to New Mexico to join the Martinez campaign. He previously had worked on a campaign in Connecticut and the Republican National Committee.

The Martinez campaign announced at the end of June that Shah had been added to the campaign staff.

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