AG Balderas: Run for US Senate is not in the cards right now
March 28, 2019 05:16 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced that he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM).
Udall had announced earlier this week that he will not seek re-election in 2020.
Instead, Balderas will continue to serve as the state's top prosecutor and says a run for Senate is just "not in the cards right now."
Balderas, a Democrat, made the announcement live on the Erica Viking Show Thursday alongside his daughter Arianna. He said he is the legal guardian of his 20-year-old daughter and wants to continue advocating for the special needs community.
Balderas was elected as attorney general in 2015. Prior to that he served as state auditor and was a member of the State House of Representatives.
Updated: March 28, 2019 05:16 PM
Created: March 28, 2019 09:39 AM
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