Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bingaman Gets Challenger

Las Cruces businessman and inventor Greg Sowards announced this morning that he will seek the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held for the past 27 years by Democrat Jeff Bingaman.

In an email, Sowards said,

“The most pressing fight of our time involves the question; what will be the national atmosphere that our children’s children will live under? Will they have the liberty to experience and learn from those endearing lessons that freedom affords? Or, will they be deprived of that opportunity through governmental intervention and the squandering of their resources by short sighted politicians?”

Sowards ran for the CD2 GOP nomination in 2008 but that primary was won by Ed Tinsely, who went on to lost against Democrat Harry Teague.

Bingaman has not announced whether he'll seek a seventh term.