Weh to Challenge Udall
Former state Republican Party Chairman Allen Weh has hired a campaign manager and will announce Thursday he will seek the GOP nomination to challenge incumbent Democrat Tom Udall for his U.S. Senate seat.
Weh will make his announcement via live video stream tomorrow morning, campaign spokeswoman Chelsea Stallings told me.
Las Cruces lawyer David Clements, a libertarian Republican and political newcomer, also is running in the GOP Senate primary.
Weh, a retired military colonel who served two tours in Vietnam and with the British Royal Marines in Malaysia, ran for governor in 2010.
In that five person race, Weh came in second behind Susana Martinez in what turned into a heated race with both candidates running negative ads against each other. Weh’s campaign that year largely was self funded.
Weh is founder of CSI Aviation, an Albuquerque aircraft company.
David Clements’ who entered the race for U.S. Senate months ago, has already issued an attack response to news of Weh’s entering the race. A libertarian-leaning registered Republican, Clements has said he plans to appeal to “independents and libertarian conservatives”. We shall see in the future how far he can make it in the primary with such a perspective.