The Democratic Party of New Mexico released the following statement after Congressman Steve Pearce affirmed that he would support Trump if he won the Republican nomination. Pearce is the incumbent candidate for New Mexico’s Second Congressional District (CD-2) seat. Trump is the frontrunner in the Republican primary.
“Congressman Steve Pearce has always been the wrong choice for New Mexico’s Second Congressional District. And now that he’s committed to support Trump and his reckless policy ideas, we can be sure we don’t want him representing New Mexico in any capacity.” said Debra Haaland, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico
Democrat Merrie Lee Soules is running against Pearce in CD-2, and is working to ensure racist rhetoric heard by Trump in this election does not prevail.