Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Janice Arnold Jones Looking at CD1

Former State Rep. Janice Arnold-Jones, who ran for governor last year, announced this morning that she's formed an exploratory committee for a possible run for the Republican nomination for  U.S. House of Representatives in New Mexico’s First Congressional District.

From her news release:

“Since the announcement by Senator Jeff Bingaman that he will retire at the end of his term I’ve received numerous telephone calls and emails asking me to run for several different offices,” Janice Arnold-Jones said. “The majority of these calls have been supporters asking me to step forward and run for Congress. Forming an exploratory committee is the first step in a possible run.”

“At this time I am not a candidate for office. I am testing the waters,” Arnold-Jones commented. “The two biggest things that must be tested are whether or not we can raise the financial resources necessary and how much support can be generated. ... The chatter revolving around Congressman Martin Heinrich possibly running for US Senate definitely helped lead to the formation of this exploratory committee.”