Republican and Democratic candidates for New Mexico’s governorship see Spaceport America as a potential economic boon but only one directly addresses the question of whether the state should continue to be a major underwriter of the facility, which will be the headquarters and operating base for Virgin Galactic’s suborbital space tourism venture, the website reports.

      “Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez says the state has already spent lots of money on Spaceport America and can no longer be its ‘major financer,’ while Democratic opponent Diane Denish says she is a supporter of the spaceport but didn’t directly answer a question about the project’s funding.”