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Editorial: Stick With Steve Pearce In U.S. House District 2 (NM ABQ Journal)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 27, 2012 | ABQ Journal Editorial Staff

Posted on 10/27/2012 11:56:12 AM PDT by CedarDave

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce is a seasoned Beltway pragmatist who says he is running for re-election because this is a turning point for the nation.

Pearce, a Republican from Hobbs, is seeking a fifth term representing southern New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, a seat he won back after an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate in 2008. Pearce held the District 2 seat from 2002-2008. He also served in the state House of Representatives.

Pearce believes the nation is at a decision point and worries it may be going the way of failing European nations. A fighter for fiscal responsibility, he says it’s time for the United States to live within its means. He says rebuilding the economy has to start with manufacturing and believes in less restrictive government, lower taxes and regulations that are less punitive.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: nm2; pearce; stevepearce
Steve is one of the good guys - conservative, tea party supporter. He will again likely be the only NM Republican in the Congress as the other two House district seats will remain Democratic and unless Heather Wilson pulls an upset, the senate seat held by a Democratic liberal (Jeff Bingaman) ill go to a far-left environmental-extremist Democrat (Martin Heinrich).

The Journal endorsed Ben Ray Lujan, Democrat and current incumbent, for the District 3 seat previously held by former Governor and Democratic gadfly, Bill Richarson. The Journal has not yet endorsed for District 1 or the Senate or for President. I expect those tomorrow. I'll go out on a limb and predict they endorse Romney for President but haven't a clue about the other two.

1 posted on 10/27/2012 11:56:21 AM PDT by CedarDave
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For reference, here are the Journal's editorial picks for the 2008General Election:

Federal offices

President: John McCain, Republican U.S. Senate: Tom Udall, Democrat 1st Congressional District: Darren White, Republican. 2nd Congressional District: Edward Tinsley, Republican 3rd Congressional District: Ben R. Lujan, Democrat

All the Republicans endorsed lost.

2 posted on 10/27/2012 12:08:11 PM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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3 posted on 10/27/2012 12:09:29 PM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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Pearce really is one of the few good guys!

4 posted on 10/27/2012 12:53:18 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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Seeing Wilson’s candidacy so far this year disproves the theory that she could’ve held Domenici’s seat in 2008. Also appalling that Janice Arnold-Jones’s candidacy in NM-1 is similarly weak. Jon Barela should’ve been the nominee.

5 posted on 10/27/2012 8:39:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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