Up until yesterday, US Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-Albuquerque) had been the lone announced Democratic candidate for the open 2018 Governor’s race. That changed when state Sen. Joe Cervantes (D), who has the ability to self-fund a statewide campaign, indicated that he will soon announce his own gubernatorial candidacy. No Republicans have yet announced a bid to succeed term-limited Gov. Susana Martinez (R), but Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, US Rep. Steve Pearce (R-Hobbs), and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry are all potential statewide candidates.
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