Steve Pearce has said some crazy things in his term as New Mexico’s hardline conservative member of Congress, but today’s announcement may be his craziest yet.
Pearce told the Associated Press today that he’d back Donald Trump for president if Trump can win the nomination. Don’t believe us? Read the story here.
That announcement got us to thinking: is there really any difference between Trump and Pierce?
Take this quick quiz to see if you can tell “who said it?”:
Ok, so that’s pretty funny.
But this isn’t: Steve Pearce is so confident in his own re-election that the PAC he set up raised more than $100,000 last year up to elect like-minded conservatives in local races.
And Governor Martinez can’t run for re-election, but she raised three times that in six months and so did the Advance NM Now PAC funded by her mega industry donors.
They’ve been thinking about elections for months – and so have we.
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