Albuquerque Journal: State auditor announces bid for ABQ mayor

State Auditor Tim Keller jumped into Albuquerque’s mayoral race on Wednesday – the third candidate this week to launch a campaign to succeed Mayor Richard Berry.

Keller, a Democrat, said he will seek public financing – a process that involves gathering thousands of $5 donations to show his campaign is viable. If he succeeds, he will get about $379,000 to spend on his campaign, or $1 per registered voter in Albuquerque.

“For me,” he said, “it’s a chance to step up for my hometown.”