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Sanchez, Dunn Endorse Pearce

An oilman will chair the Republican’s campaign.

Zach C. Cohen
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Zach C. Cohen
July 12, 2017, 9:54 a.m.

Lt. Gov. John Sanc­hez (R) an­nounced Tues­day he will not run for gov­ernor and en­dorsed Rep. Steve Pearce (R) rather than run­ning for gov­ernor.

Sanc­hez: “While I con­tin­ue to work to­ward a de­cision for my fu­ture, I can say that I will not be a can­did­ate for gov­ernor in 2018. Steve has been a good friend and ally over the years. I wish him the best of luck in his cam­paign.” (Face­book)

State Land Com­mis­sion­er Au­brey Dunn (R) also took him­self out of the run­ning and backed Pearce. (Santa Fe New Mex­ic­an)

Al­buquerque May­or Richard Berry (R) “is con­tinu­ously men­tioned as a pos­sible can­did­ate but his men­tion is pro forma at this point.”

A po­ten­tial wild­card that could have an im­pact on the race is former Gov­ernor Gary John­son who is rumored to be weigh­ing a bid, though if he ran it is un­likely he would run as a Re­pub­lic­an.” (NM­Pol­itico)

Roswell oil­man Mark Murphy will serve as chair­man of Pearce’s cam­paign.

Pearce’s “roll out was sol­id, as it should be from someone who has run so many con­tests, in­clud­ing statewide. The news popped on the GOP friendly ABQ Journ­al at about three in the morn­ing. It was also leaked early enough for it to make the print edi­tions that the older voters still read. Pearce ap­peared early morn­ing on con­ser­vat­ive ra­dio talk­er KKOB-AM, an­oth­er place the GOP base is tuned in­to. The an­nounce­ment got sol­id no­tice on so­cial me­dia, but ex­cite­ment about it was not much in evid­ence, sig­nal­ing the dif­fi­culty the can­did­acy faces. TV cov­er­age in­cluded sound bites from Pearce.”

Long time polit­ic­al con­sult­ant Steve Ca­biedes: “Pearce knows this is go­ing to be rough sled­ding in a Demo­crat­ic state but he is tak­ing one for the team. If he didn’t run the R’s would be in a des­per­ate po­s­i­tion. They have no bench to speak of. The Pearce can­did­acy will at least get out the base GOP vote and help pro­tect Re­pub­lic­an state House seats. Also, he could win. It would be like a light­ning strike but such things do oc­cur, if rarely.” (Joe Mo­n­ahan)

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