As part of his almost-gubernatorial campaign, former state GOP chairman Allen Weh plans to travel to 26 New Mexico counties in two weeks, starting June 8.
The retired Marine colonel will chat up small business owners and other business leaders, a release from his campaign says. Big themes for the 66-year old will include the economy and the state's future.
They also no doubt will include separating himself from the incumbents.
"For the last eight years, Bill Richardson and Diane Denish have shackled New Mexico businesses with taxes that are higher than our bordering states, as well as excessive, often irrational, regulations," he said in a statement. "All of this combined drives business away from New Mexico and costs our economy jobs. It’s time to ‘think different.'"