No. 94-2190.

64 F.3d 1495 (1995)

NEW MEXICANS FOR BILL RICHARDSON, Bill Richardson, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Stephanie GONZALES, Secretary of State; Tom Udall, Attorney General of the State of New Mexico; Henry Valdez, District Attorney, First Judicial District, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

September 6, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Henry Mark Holzer (Mel E. Yost, with him on the briefs), of Scheuer, Yost & Patterson, Santa Fe, NM, for plaintiffs-appellants.

John H. Clough (Tom Udall, Attorney General, State of N.M., and Robert T. Booms, Assistant Attorney General, with him on the brief), Assistant Attorney General, Santa Fe, NM, for defendants-appellees.

Before BRORBY, LOGAN and KELLY, Circuit Judges.

BRORBY, Circuit Judge.

The sole question presented by this appeal is whether plaintiffs' constitutional challenge to New Mexico's restriction on the use of contributions solicited for or received in a federal election campaign for purposes of a state election campaign is ripe for review. We hold that it is, and accordingly, we reverse the district court's order to the contrary.


In 1993, New Mexico enacted comprehensive election and campaign...

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