Check out the praise from the Santa Fe New Mexican for Steve Pearce’s decision to run for governor in 2018.
The Governor’s Race Heats Up
Santa Fe New Mexican Editorial
July 11, 2017

The contest to become governor of New Mexico is shaping up, with the latest addition Congressman Steve Pearce of Hobbs. To date, he is the only Republican in the race to succeed current Gov. Susana Martinez.

“Pearce seems to understand that a governor must serve all New Mexicans — not just those from his or her political party.”

Whoever takes over in 2018, New Mexico needs a new way of doing business. The governor must work with the Legislature, and lawmakers must look for ways to compromise with the executive branch.

“Pearce is right to say that New Mexico is ‘stuck in a ditch.’ We tread — or lose — water while the states around us do better economically. The jobless rate is among the highest in the country, and the state’s finances remain perilously close to dun territory. A lot remains for the next governor to tackle.

“With the announcement that Pearce is in the race, at least voters know they can look forward to a spirited and hard-fought battle to replace Martinez. And that, when all is said and done, can only be good for New Mexicans.”

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