Dave Giles, a former congressional candidate in 2016 and ’18, apparently will enter the next Arizona election campaign, too. Even though Rep-Elect Greg Stanton (D-Phoenix) is not yet even sworn into office after his 61-39% victory over Dr. Steve Ferrara (R) in the Phoenix-anchored 9th District, Mr. Giles is announcing that he will again enter the next GOP primary field. Regardless of who the Republicans nominate, Mr. Stanton will begin his first re-election race as a prohibitive favorite.
Moving east, New Mexico state Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-Alamogordo) looks to be taking steps to seek a re-match against the woman who defeated her 51-49% in November, attorney and now Rep-Elect Xochitl Torres-Small (D). Though Ms. Herrell is still considering filing a lawsuit over potential voting irregularities in Dona Ana County, she is “not ruling out” another congressional run in 2020.
Outgoing Rep. Steve Pearce (R-Hobbs), who just lost the Governor’s race but was subsequently elected as the New Mexico Republican Party chairman, is also not closing the door on a second comeback for the seat he vacated to run statewide in both 2008 and 2018.
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