Senate Republican spokeswoman Diane Kinderwater just emailed the news about Asbill.
“Our precious grandchildren are growing very fast, way too fast, and we want to spend more of our time with them in Artesia.” Asbill said in the news release.
Meanwhile, the Clovis News Journal reported Saturday that Harden won't run this year. Harden, a former state Labor secretary, perhaps best was known for being a champion of children with autism.
Last week another candidate, political newcomer Angie Spears, announced she was running for Harden's seat.