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Two – and possibly three – members of the New Mexico congressional delegation are considering a run for governor in 2018.
Sen. Tom Udall and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, both New Mexico Democrats, told the Journal on Wednesday they are seriously mulling gubernatorial bids in 2018. Rep. Steve Pearce, the delegation’s lone Republican, also said he would at least consider the prospect of a run for the powerful fourth-floor office at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe.
Democrats failed to recapture either the House or Senate on Tuesday, and Republican Donald Trump pulled off a surprise upset of Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House. The Republican sweep marks the first time in a decade that the GOP has controlled both Congress and the presidency, which will make it even more difficult for Democrats to get their legislation signed into law.
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