Pearce might get a challenge this cycle from a former state representative. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Democrats already hold four of New Mexico’s five federal offices, but the party hopes to make a clean sweep by 2014.
Former state Rep. Joe Campos is considering a challenge to Rep. Steve Pearce, the only Republican in the state’s congressional delegation, who is two terms into his second stint in Congress after losing a Senate bid in 2008.
“We’re taking a look at it, but we haven’t confirmed anything yet,” Campos said in a phone interview. “We’re just looking at it, and I would say by the end of the month we will tie everything up and see if it’s doable.” Full story