Republican Party Announces Dynamic Slate of Legislative Candidates in Record Number of Races

Posted On March 11, 2020

In a historic announcement today, Republican Party Chairman Steve Pearce and Legislative leaders Jim Townsend and Rod Montoya unveiled a new slate of dozens of legislative candidates who will get the Roundhouse back in Republican control. At a press conference, Pearce introduced the highly qualified, diverse and energized candidates as a group who will stop the progressive agenda in Santa Fe, demonstrate fiscal responsibility and protect the rights of New Mexicans.

The Party will have legislative candidates in a record 101 races. The slate includes 47 candidates in 41 Senate races, and 66 candidates in 60 House races; the slate has the most legislative candidates RPNM has had in decades. It includes 46 women, African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and foster parents.

“We are in the process of reclaiming the spirit of New Mexico,” said Chairman Pearce. “This group is here to tell you that it’s not too late for New Mexico. We’re going to change the way things are done in the legislature, and we are going to revitalize this state with passing good, sensible laws, protecting the rights of our citizens and promoting strong Republican values. These candidates will make a difference and turn the Legislature red. We will achieve this with vision, hard work and doing what’s right for our citizens.”

“These candidates represent New Mexico,” said Minority Leader Townsend. “These people represent the values, the conservatism and the wishes of New Mexicans. This is why this group will lead New Mexico into the future.”

New Mexico’s Primary is June 2.

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