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GOP State Rep Enters Open-Seat Race

Pearce just announced he’s running for governor.

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Ally Mutnick and Zach C. Cohen
July 12, 2017, 10:24 a.m.

State Rep. Yvette Her­rell (R) is the first Re­pub­lic­an to enter the race for Rep. Steve Pearce’s (R) open seat. “Her­rell has won a repu­ta­tion as one of the more con­ser­vat­ive mem­bers of the state House of Rep­res­ent­at­ives since she won her seat in 2010. She has sponsored le­gis­la­tion to ban most abor­tions after 20 weeks of preg­nancy and backed call­ing a na­tion­al con­ven­tion to amend the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion with re­stric­tions on gov­ern­ment spend­ing as well as term lim­its for mem­bers of Con­gress.” (Santa Fe New Mex­ic­an)

POS­SIBLE FIELD. “Those close to” state Sen. Joe Cer­vantes (D) say he will not drop his bid for gov­ernor to run for Pearce’s seat. “There are four can­did­ates run­ning but none of them are seen by vet­er­an ob­serv­ers as top tier.” However, state Sen. How­ie Mor­ales (D) or former state Rep. Jose Cam­pos (D) could run. Cam­pos “has talked about run­ning for the seat if someday it be­came open.” (Joe Mo­n­ahan)

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