This afternoon around 2PM I called Harry Teague’s DC office. That would make it 4PM in DC. Granted on a Friday afternoon this would be futile because everyone would be gone, but not on a Wednesday.
I was greeted by a canned voice mail that the staff was not in the office, they’d left for the day. Their office hours ended at 5PM. I was talking to a friend who is considered rather important here in New Mexico. Teague is refusing to take his calls, also.
Harry Teague has a lot to worry about. He’s very out of place here, like a surfer at White Sands. It’s too bad Steve Pearce isn’t in office already yet!
The NM GOP sent out the following release:
The Hill: NRCC picks top challengers as Young Guns
Today, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) included two New Mexico Republicans— former Congressman Steve Pearce (CD2) and Albuquerque lawyer and businessman Jon Barela (CD1)—among the first 13 candidates in its new Young Guns program.
According to the NRCC, candidates included in the new program “must demonstrate a base of support, develop a media messaging plan for the race and show they are capable of raising enough money to get their message out.”