GOP candidate for New Mexico governor gets new endorsement

August 12, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican candidate for governor of New Mexico has picked up an endorsement from former state Gov. Jerry Apodaca.

Apodaca announced Sunday that he’s endorsing Steve Pearce in the gubernatorial race.

Apodaca is a Democrat who was New Mexico’s 24th governor and served from 1975-79.

He says Pearce “is the only candidate willing to reach out across party lines and work with both Democrats, Republicans and Independents.”

Pearce and Democrat Michelle Lujan-Grisham are campaigning to replace Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, who cannot run for a third consecutive term in 2018.

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