U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., on Thursday addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference in Denver, Colo., then stopped afterward to speak with Who Said New Mexico.
We asked Pearce if U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., would be a good fit to represent the state of New Mexico in the U.S. Senate.
Heinrich, whose 1st Congressional district is based in Albuquerque, is running against former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, a Republican, who formerly represented the same district. Wilson and Heinrich are due to debate Oct. 17 at the Doña Ana County Commission chambers in Las Cruces, which is in Pearce’s 2nd Congressional district in southern New Mexico.
“He’s not a not a good fit for southern New Mexico, he’s not a good fit for anyone,” said Pearce. “He was not very active when we were losing military missions. That’s a very big job creator in his area. He’s not very active in supporting the minerals industry, oil and gas, and mining. Again, in fact, he’s probably on the opposite side of that. So, people have to ask if Martin Heinrich is elected (U.S. Senator), where they’re going to get their jobs? Because New Mexico has a lot of jobs in the resources industry. That’s the biggest question, I think, that faces us this election.”