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Bitter U.S. Senate contest dwells on crime, coronavirus

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Candidates for an open U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico are parrying a barrage of political attack ads as the first televised debate of the campaign takes place. Retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Udall has endorsed as his successor allied six-term U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, while Republican former television meteorologist Mark Ronchetti is proposing to chart a more conservative political course. Absentee balloting begins Tuesday across the state that currently has an all-Democratic delegation to Washington, D.C. Ronchetti is defending his standing as a scientifically minded Republican, while Luján says he'll never vote as a Democrat to defund the police.