After primary, New Mexico candidates start door-knocking

June 9, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican nominee for governor of New Mexico and supporters say they will be knocking on doors in the Albuquerque area this weekend to drum up political support.

The planned canvasing on Saturday by Congressman Steve Pearce marks the start of his organized general-election campaigning. Republican Senate candidate Mick Rich and U.S. House candidate Janice Arnold-Jones were scheduled to participate.

On Tuesday, New Mexico Democrats chose Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham of Albuquerque as the party’s nominee for governor over two other candidates. Pearce advanced to the general election as the only Republican candidate.

Pearce is a former Air Force pilot and oil-field entrepreneur who is serving his seventh term in congress. Lujan Grisham directed health-related state agencies under three governors prior to her election to Congress in 2012.

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