Attorney David Baake (D) will run for Rep. Steve Pearce’s (R) seat in 2018. “He cited Pearce’s vote for the House health care bill as an example of why he believes the district needs new representation. … Pearce was first elected to the seat in 2002 and has served since then, with the exception of two years when he stepped down to make a run for Senate. Pearce is considering a run for governor in 2018.” (Las Cruces Sun-News)
Donald Trump won the district by 10 points last year.