Mick Rich Files Ballot Qualifying Signatures as Sole Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate

SANTA FE, Feb. 6, 2018 – Albuquerque contractor Mick Rich today filed nominating petitions with New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver that qualify him as the sole Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.

“I am proud to be the candidate for all New Mexicans who are sick and tired of Martin Heinrich acting like California’s third senator instead of New Mexico’s senator,” Rich said. “I will be a senator for all New Mexicans.”

Mick Rich for Senate campaign manager, Evan Machan, said that Rich filed well over the minimum nominating petition signatures required for major party candidates.

“This campaign began three years ago as a kitchen table discussion with my wife, Marion,” Rich said. “It has never been my dream to be a politician. But as I told Marion that night, I refuse to stand by and watch our state suffer. We need a voice in Congress. If New Mexicans send me – a man with Hard Hat Values – to Washington, I will get the job done.”

Machan said that Rich appeals to all hard-working taxpayers, regardless of party affiliation. “Working people relate to Mick,” Machan said. “He will do what’s right for New Mexican families – above party or personal ambition.”

Machan added that Rich has pledged to serve no more than two terms in the U.S. Senate.

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