- Associated Press - Thursday, September 17, 2015

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico’s GOP chairwoman says state Republicans are eyeing four seats in the Democratic-controlled Senate for the 2016 election.

The Roswell Daily Record reports (https://bit.ly/1LAycH8) state GOP chairwoman Debbie Maestas said during a meeting Wednesday of the Chaves County Republican Women that a Republican governor and majorities in the House and Senate would create policy opportunities.

She said this election outcome would give Republicans two years to pass legislation.

Targeted Democrats include Sens. Daniel Ivey-Soto of Albuquerque, John Sapien of Corrales, William Soules of Las Cruces and Majority Floor Leader Michael Sanchez of Belen.

Sanchez is credited with derailing several GOP initiatives during the 2015 legislative session.

Maestas said five Republicans are vulnerable in the state House, but did not specify which ones.


Information from: Roswell Daily Record, https://www.roswell-record.com

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