Trump Will Win New Mexico, Predicts State GOP Chair
Steve Pearce, the New Mexico Republican Party Chairman, believes that President Trump will win the state in his reelection bid in November.
In an interview with Breitbart News Saturday, Breitbart’s Washington political editor Matt Boyle asked, “[W]e are 100 days from the election today. New Mexico is a battleground state. How is the president doing in New Mexico?”
Pearce replied, “[O]ne hundred days out I still say that President Trump is going to win New Mexico and New Mexico is going to carry him over the top. I think it’s going to be very close nationally, but we’ll carry him over the top.”
In 2016, Hillary Clinton beat Trump by 8 points (48%-40%), but it has been a state in the Trump campaign’s crosshairs for a long time.
“In the U.S. Senate race, the last poll that we ran about four weeks ago was about four points, so our candidate is within four points at this stage of the game. That’s just tremendous news. I think that Congressman Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM-2) has been more of a national figure than one here in the state. The Second [Congressional] District is dead even in the last poll that came out last week. If you noticed, I think it was the Washington Post rated that the seat most likely to flip this year, the number one seat most likely to flip. I’m feeling like New Mexico is going to turn red in this election.”
From your mouth to God’s ears, Mr. Pearce.