New Mexico swears in replacement for disgraced official

Former New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran wipes away tears during her sentencing at Judge T. Glenn Ellington's district courtroom in Santa Fe, N.M., Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. Duran was sentenced to 30 days in jail for siphoning money from her election account to fuel a gambling addiction in a case that has led to calls for an overhaul of the state’s campaign finance and ethics laws (Luis Sanchez Saturno/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP) MANDATORY CREDITSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican city councilor from Albuquerque was sworn in as New Mexico secretary of state on Tuesday to oversee an agency upended by a campaign finance scandal.

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