Earlier in the week, US Rep. Steve Pearce (R-Hobbs) announced his campaign for Governor, and already one key potential GOP opponent has endorsed him. Lt. Gov. John Sanchez (R) yesterday announced his public support for Mr. Pearce, and is now clearly focused on preparing a statewide challenge to Sen. Martin Heinrich (D). It was thought that Mr. Sanchez would become a gubernatorial candidate, but several months ago let it be known that challenging Sen. Heinrich was also a viable option. We can soon expect the Lt. Gov. to enter the Senate campaign.
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