Saying U.S. Rep. Harry Teague "won't fight for jobs for NM families," and criticizing Teague for his vote on the cap and trade bill, former U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce today said he'll run again for the seat he previously held.
In a statement, Pearce laid out his reasons for going for the post, taking aim at Teague, who has been heavily targeted by Republicans.
Here's some of Pearce's statement:
"For the past half year, I have stood by and hoped for the best for our state and country. I had hoped Harry Teague would look out for the hard working people of New Mexico.
Sadly while I hoped for the best, Harry Teague embraced a reckless set of policies that directly jeopardize our economy and threatens future generations.
He went to Washington and quickly voted for massive amounts of wasteful spending, loading up on pork barrel projects and radically increasing the size of government.
Now Harry Teague chose to vote for the job-killing cap and trade bill. If this bill becomes law, it will devastate jobs in New Mexico and further cripple the American economy. "
The move means the Republican gubernatorial primary won't be as large as it could have been, and will likely mean a CD2 race with a lot of national party involvement.