Former Albuquerque mayor running for N.M. First District
Former three-term Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chávez is running as a Democrat for the U.S. House in New Mexico’s First District, writes Albuquerque Journal.
Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich is vacating the seat, which includes Albuquerque and its environs, to run for an open U.S. Senate seat. Former Democratic Lt. Governor Diane Denish told NMpolitics.net that she is not running. State Sen. Eric Griego, a former Albuquerque city councilman, is also running in the Democratic primary.
On the Republican side, Albuquerque City Councilor Dan Lewis has declared himself a candidate and former State Rep. Janice Arnold-Jones has formed an exploratory committee.