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  • Pearce to run for governor of New Mexico

    07/10/2017 7:45:38 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 10, 2017 | Michael Coleman
    WASHINGTON – Rep. Steve Pearce, a Republican who has represented New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District for over 12 years, will announce his campaign for governor today. Pearce, 69, will become the second member of New Mexico’s five-member congressional delegation to shift political ambitions from Washington to Santa Fe. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, announced her 2018 campaign for governor of New Mexico in December. Incumbent Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, is term-limited and will leave office at the end of 2018. Pearce’s announcement makes him the first Republican to jump into the 2018 New Mexico governor’s race. Albuquerque Mayor...
  • How Dems' plans to play Hispanic card crashed and burned in New Mexico

    11/10/2014 7:21:12 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 11/10/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A devastating blow has been dealt to Democrats’ plans to capitalize on the growing Hispanic population of the United States, playing on immigration concerns to create a solid voting bloc even larger than that of African-Americans. From an altitude of 30,000 feet, ethnic politics seem so simple and basic, but on the ground, in places like New Mexico’s Second Congressional District along the southern border, things get a bit more complicated.
  • One GOP Lawmaker Shows How to Woo Latino Voters (Pearce, NM)

    11/10/2014 2:14:50 PM PST · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 11, 2013 | Neil King Jr.
    LAS CRUCES, N.M.—Rep. Steve Pearce is the rarest of Republican Party officeholders, a very conservative Anglo who keeps winning elections from a predominantly Latino electorate. As the national GOP seeks to improve its dismal standing with Hispanic voters, the 65-year-old former oil man has some advice. "You just have to show up, all the time, everywhere," he said, during a recent barnstorm tour of his district, which sprawls across the southern half of this border state. "Most Republicans don't bother. I do. I bother." Republicans must spend time in Latino neighborhoods with the respectful attentiveness of a small-town mayor. "We...
  • Pearce’s huge win over Lara confounds Democratic pundits (R, NM-2)

    11/10/2014 10:14:11 AM PST · by CedarDave · 19 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 9, 2014 | Michael Coleman
    The conservative Hobbs Republican not only defeated [Roxanne "Rocky"] Lara, a Carlsbad lawyer and former Eddy County commissioner, but he, percentage-wise, racked up the most commanding election victory in the state – and of his congressional career. [Steve] Pearce won every county in the 2nd Congressional District, even outpacing Lara in heavily Democratic Doña Ana County. When all the ballots were tallied, Pearce took nearly 65 percent of the 2nd District vote, compared with Lara’s 35 percent. As far as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was concerned, the general election in New Mexico’s 2nd District wasn’t supposed to turn out...
  • Martinez, Pearce: How To Win Hispanic Votes (NM)

    11/27/2012 7:59:09 AM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 27, 2012 | Michael Coleman
    As national Republican leaders fret about their party’s showing among Hispanics in the Nov. 6 elections and consider the GOP’s future, they might want to check in with a couple of prominent New Mexico Republicans. Rep. Steve Pearce, who represents New Mexico’s border with Mexico, and Gov. Susana Martinez, who hails from the border-area town of Las Cruces, both have plenty to say about their party and Hispanic politics. In a telephone interview Monday, Martinez said Romney’s weak result among Hispanics, who chose Obama by a more than 3-1 ratio nationally, isn’t necessarily a harbinger of things to come for...
  • Editorial: Stick With Steve Pearce In U.S. House District 2 (NM ABQ Journal)

    10/27/2012 11:56:12 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 27, 2012 | ABQ Journal Editorial Staff
    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...
  • Labor board chief to press for new union rules

    01/25/2012 2:53:54 PM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/25/12 | SAM HANANEL
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the National Labor Relations Board says he won't let the controversy over President Barack Obama's recess appointments stop the agency from pressing ahead with changes that could help unions win new members. Mark Pearce tells The Associated Press he will urge the board to approve new rules that would make it easier for unions to establish and win representation elections in workplaces.
  • Recall of Senator Russell Pearce Spearheaded by Far Left

    09/15/2011 5:24:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 14, 2011 | Rachel Alexander
    Some extremists are targeting my favorite Arizona legislator, Senate President Russell Pearce, because he sponsored Arizona’s illegal immigration bill SB 1070. Deep pockets on the left are funding a recall effort against him. A more liberal candidate, Jerry Lewis, has been found to run against Pearce in the recall election.  A third candidate, Olivia Cortes, has also turned in enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. The recall effort is not really surprising, considering Pearce has become one of the leading mainstream figures in the country opposing illegal immigration. The left sees him as a real threat because he is...
  • Leftist Recall Strikes Architect of SB1070 in Arizona

    10/12/2011 9:18:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2011 | Anita Christy
    If you haven't been following the Alinsky methods being used by Randy Parraz and his far-left associates to take down Arizona Senator Russell Pearce (R), you should pay close attention. They may target your Republican legislator very soon. If they can destroy Pearce, they can destroy anybody. The recall election will be held November 8, 2011; early balloting begins on October 13 (that is, tomorrow). So who is Russell Pearce? Senator Pearce gained national prominence in April 2010 as the architect of SB1070, one of the toughest anti-illegal immigration laws in America. It allows Arizona to enforce the federal immigration...
  • Arizona state senator recall election can go forward, judge rules

    08/14/2011 7:58:48 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 12 Aug 2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    An Arizona judge ruled Friday that a special election to recall state Senate President Russell Pearce, the primary sponsor behind a controversial anti-illegal immigration law that a federal court struck down in April, can be held November 8 as planned. In an 11-page ruling, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Hugh E. Hegyi rejected nearly all of the arguments alleging problems with the recall petition. The suit was filed by Franklin Bruce Ross, who backs Pearce and who alleged problems in the way the recall petitions were filled out. The suit cited as an example the language in the oath sworn...
  • Voters Ready To Put Incumbents on Fast Track to Oblivion

    08/01/2011 8:30:12 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 19 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 31, 2011 | Michael Coleman
    If members of Congress weren’t aware that many Americans think they’re worthless, surely they’re getting the message now. How could they miss it? Fueled by the debt limit fiasco, a seething contempt for Congress is evident from Facebook pages in New Mexico to the streets outside the U.S. Capitol. People aren’t just annoyed at Congress like they usually are; they’re flat-out disgusted. The anger is directed at both parties, and the guy sitting in the White House isn’t immune. ~~snip~~ Speaking of the tea party, if anyone had any doubts about where Rep. Steve Pearce stands on this powerful new...
  • Arizona anti-illegal immigration lawmaker faces recall

    07/08/2011 8:34:36 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 8, 2011 | David Schwartz
    (Reuters) - A citizens' group that opposes the Arizona senate president because of his stance on illegal immigration and other issues has collected enough signatures to force a recall election for him, officials said on Friday. Republican state Senator Russell Pearce rose to national attention as the chief architect of the state's tough anti-immigration law that was signed into law last year, but has been blocked by the courts. Maricopa County elections officials certified the group Citizens for a Better Arizona has collected over 10,300 signatures in their effort to force a recall election for Pearce, said Yvonne Reed, a...
  • Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) Joined Party Outside White House Last Night

    05/02/2011 9:29:37 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 3 replies
    Rep. Pearce Office ^ | May 2, 2011 | Steve Pearce
    Congressman Rep. Steve Pearce had just landed at the airport in D.C. late last night when he got word of Osama Bin Laden’s death. He rushed over to the White House to join an impromptu party celebrating the notorious terrorist’s demise. In the following he shares his experience of the night America learned bin Laden was killed by U.S. troops: A Time to Celebrate May 2, 2011 Issues: Defense and National Security, Foreign Affairs, Veterans Just arriving in DC from New Mexico at about 10:30 pm, I almost missed the announcement that bin Laden was dead. My Blackberry was buzzing...

    02/25/2011 5:08:40 PM PST · by IYAS9YAS · 42 replies
    Steve Pearce ^ | 02/25/2011 | Steve Pearce
    SOUTHERN NEW MEXICANS TO RALLY TO KEEP GILA ROADS OPEN Congressman Steve Pearce Expected to Attend, Along With Hundreds of New Mexicans Las Cruces, NM (February 25, 2011) Hundreds of New Mexicans are expected to rally in Silver City on Saturday, March 5th against the U.S. Forest Service’s plans to close access roads inside the Gila Forest. The rally will take place starting at noon at the Silver City Convention Center. “This is the time to come together and say, ‘enough is enough’”, Congressman Steve Pearce told about 100 residents of Truth or Consequences Thursday night. “It is time for...
  • Pearce Calls on New Mexico Republicans to Take Thoughtful Approach to 2012 US Senate Race

    02/23/2011 5:54:41 PM PST · by CedarDave · 2 replies
    People for Pearce ^ | February 23, 2011 | Steve Pearce
    Text of email sent to supporters this p.m. (not yet on website): Friends, Like everyone else, I was surprised by Senator Bingaman's decision to retire. He served us well and we need to thank him for his service. The retirement of a Senator causes a huge political vacuum in any state and is magnified in less densely populated states like New Mexico. The selection of a candidate needs to be a well thought out decision that is the culmination of much input from family, various leaders and organizations around the state. During the last two days I have talked to...
  • Harry Teague Says He Won't Run Again (NM, US District 2)

    01/07/2011 10:48:07 AM PST · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 7, 2011 | AP
    HOBBS — Former U.S. Rep. Harry Teague says he enjoyed his time in public service but has no plans to seek another office.
  • No retreat for Arizona legislator in fight against illegals (Russell Pearce)

    12/28/2010 5:53:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 28, 2010 | Valerie Richardson
    Arizona took a public-relations punch to the gut after passing the nation's toughest anti-illegal-immigration law earlier this year, but anyone who thinks (or hopes) the state Legislature will lower its profile on the border-security issue in 2011 likely will be disappointed.The state is positioned like never before to expand its efforts to combat illegal immigration. The November election saw Republican Jan Brewer elected to a second term as governor, largely on the strength of her decision to sign the headline-making law, while the Republican Party added to its already sizable majorities in the state House and Senate.Most significantly of...
  • New Mexico: Martinez, Pearce, Barela, King lead in Journal polls

    10/31/2010 1:21:27 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 10 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal’s final polls of the 2010 election cycle show races shifting even further toward Republicans in the final days. Republican Susana Martinez led by 10 in the Journal poll of the governor’s race. Democrat Gary King led by 10 in the attorney general’s race, but that means his lead has been cut in half in the last month. And in the 1st and 2nd congressional district races, Republicans Jon Barela and Steve Pearce each led by 3 points in the Journal polls.
  • Poll: GOP’s [And Palin's] Pearce Widening His Lead in N.M. [Dems Halt Ad Campaign]

    10/22/2010 11:54:34 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | Dan Weil
    Prospects look good for Republican candidate Steve Pearce to take back his seat from Democratic Rep. Harry Teague in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District. A new Tarrance Group poll taken for Pearce shows him leading 50 percent to 41 percent, Roll Call reports. That’s the biggest advantage Pearce has shown in a public poll. The race has attracted national attention, with both parties’ national campaign committees putting money into the race. Several business and environmental groups also have made independent expenditures. The National Republican Congressional Committee has a presence in the district now, but the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee stopped...
  • Journal Endorsements for U.S. Congress (NM-Just Wow, all Republicans)

    10/23/2010 11:53:14 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 23, 2010 | Albuquerque Journal Editorial staff
    This election is about a clear choice on America's way forward. It's about whether you want a government to take care of you, or one that gives you the opportunity to take care of yourself and prosper through your own hard work. If you believe more government programs, subsidies and regulations — all enacted with good intentions — are the way to lead us out of recession and make us competitive in a tough global economy, then the three Democrats seeking re-election to New Mexico's U.S. House of Representative seats would be the way to go. If you think we...