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(Alamogordo, New Mexico) – After much consideration, I have decided to withdraw my bid for the U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico. I have evaluated the race and have decided that the best way forward is to publicly place my support behind the candidate that has earned my confidence and will receive my vote.
The 2012 election is perhaps the most important ballot in a generation. The Republican Party has a genuine opportunity to earn the support of the electorate; and, so long as the party does not splinter, we the people can deliver a mandate to repeal Obamacare, rein in regulatory agencies that kill jobs, fix Washington’s spending problem and restore America’s Greatness.
The Republican Party of New Mexico has a chance to send a message to Washington with its choice of a nominee to face the Democratic Party front-runner, Martin Heinrich. The three remaining candidates will likely spar with one another over the coming months as they vie for the attention of the Republican voters in New Mexico. The question is, will we choose a career politician that answers to special interests or a citizen politician that answers to the people?
The record is clear. Only one U.S. Senate candidate is positioned to lead the Conservative Movement to Victory in New Mexico – Greg Sowards.
I believe Greg Sowards is the only candidate that can unite the Republicans, Independents and Conservative Democrats of New Mexico in 2012.
I would like to take this moment to thank all of my supporters and ask the New Mexico GOP to consider the appeal of the Sowards candidacy. If we truly want to restore the Constitution as the rulebook of our nation, if we truly believe that prosperity is only achievable through conservative principles, then we should all recognize that a Greg Sowards nomination in June provides the best platform to achieve our aims.