Pearce Las Cruces office vandalized

A Las Cruces office for U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce was egged this week, according to reports. The Las Cruces Sun-News reported the Las Cruces Police Department said the front door of the office was the only area to be egged. In addition to LCPD, Pearce’s office contacted the U.S. Capitol Police. Pearce denounced the actions in a statement to NM Political Report, saying the “act of vandalism is beyond civil discourse.”

“All of my congressional offices belong to the people of NM-02, and are essential to the everyday operations of assisting people with their social security, veteran benefits, and much more,” Pearce said in the emailed statement. “I thank my Las Cruces staff for cleaning up the mess so that we can resume work as usual for constituents.”

While Pearce’s office said they don’t know who egged the office, the Doña Ana County Republican Party said on Facebook, “This behavior has been a consistent pattern from the Democrat party and their affiliate groups.”

In February, hundreds of people held a protest outside the Las Cruces office and called for Pearce to hold a town hall.

Pearce denounces Trump’s statements, will still back him

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce broke his silence on Donald Trump at a debate against his congressional opponent Tuesday night. Pearce hadn’t addressed the controversial 2005 video, released last week, in which Trump bragged to then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about kissing women without permission and grabbing them by their genitalia. Pearce called the Trump comments “horrid” and “indefensible,” per the Albuquerque Journal, but still said he would support the Republican nominee over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. NMPolitics.net reported Pearce said he couldn’t support Clinton becuase of the attacks on U.S. govenrment facilities in Benghazi, Lybia. “I think that the comments were horrid.

Merrie Lee Soules is running for Congress

Merrie Lee Soules confirmed to NM Political Report that she is running for Congress in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District. The district is represented by Steve Pearce, and is the most conservative of New Mexico’s three congressional districts. Soules is a Democrat who previously ran for a seat on the Public Regulation Commission. “I am a candidate for congressional district two here in Southern New Mexico,” Soules said in a short phone interview. She said she is running “because it’s important.”