Sixth Republican, ABQ businessman Louie Sanchez, running for governor

Republican businessman Louie Sanchez has announced that he is running for the Republican nomination for governor, making him the sixth Republican to join the race.

“You go down the main streets of these towns and they used to be bustling,” Sanchez said, according to the Albuquerque Journal. “Now you go down and you see ‘for sale’ signs and ‘going out of business’ signs.”

Sanchez wants to restructure New Mexico’s tax system by easing regulations creating opportunities for businesses.

“I’m not a person who believes we gotta go oil, oil, oil. But you don’t bite the hand that feeds you,” Sanchez said. “And you transition. You don’t just stop (the oil and gas industries) when you don’t have anything to replace it with. … We can’t make oil and gas the evil step child and kick them out.”

Sanchez is a co-owner of Calibers shooting range and a medical sales representative. He previously ran for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2020. Sanchez garnered national attention for his stand against incumbent Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s lockdowns.

“We don’t have to continue to argue over who is Democrat or Republican, because we don’t have a Democrat or Republican problem – we have a Michelle Lujan Grisham problem,” Sanchez added.

Sanchez joins Sandoval County Commissioner Jay Block of Rio Rancho, businesswoman Karen Bedonie of Mexican Springs, financier Greg Zanetti of Albuquerque, ex-Gary Johnson staffer Tim Walsh of Albuquerque, and state Rep. Rebecca Dow of Truth or Consequences in the crowded Republican field.

If he wins the nomination, he will go head-to-head with alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who previously settled $62,500 with a former staffer after he claimed she poured water over his crotch and grabbed him.

3 thoughts on “Sixth Republican, ABQ businessman Louie Sanchez, running for governor”

  1. Louie is the kind of person NM needs for Governor. He has no baggage and wants what is best for the citizens of this great State!

  2. I agree Jerry! He’s well spoken, intelligent, understands the important issues and seems to really care about New Mexico.
    We need a candidate that’s not bogged down in the petty mess that the Republican Party has become due to the slimy consultants (I’m using the word consultant loosely here, but that’s what they call themselves) they hire.
    These consultants are a tiresome, whiny, small, untalented group of gossip mongers that do nothing but tear down anyone that doesn’t hire or agree with them.
    I cannot be the only person tired of this ridiculous campaigning “style”, right?

    Surely other people can see the false innuendo, snarky whisper attacks and snide rumors they throw out via their blogs, newsletters, Twitter, Facebook etc. accounts.
    This way of campaigning is embarrassingly old-fashioned, very ugly and DOES NOT WIN CAMPAIGNS.
    I have high hopes that Louie Sanchez will put together a great team of professional people to help him win the Republican primary and go on to defeat MLG. I feel he’s the only one in this group of candidates that can win!

  3. I agree Jerry! He’s well spoken, intelligent, understands the important issues and seems to really care about New Mexico.
    We need a candidate that’s not bogged down in the petty mess that the Republican Party has become due to the slimy consultants (I’m using the word consultant loosely here, but that’s what they call themselves) they hire.
    These consultants are a tiresome, whiny, small, untalented group of gossip mongers that do nothing but tear down anyone that doesn’t hire or agree with them.
    I cannot be the only person tired of this ridiculous campaigning “style”, right?

    Surely other people can see the false innuendo, snarky whisper attacks and snide rumors they throw out via their blogs, newsletters, Twitter, Facebook etc. accounts.
    This way of campaigning is embarrassingly old-fashioned, very ugly and DOES NOT WIN CAMPAIGNS.
    I have high hopes that Louie Sanchez will put together a great team of professional people to help him win the Republican primary and go on to defeat MLG. I feel he’s the only one in this group of candidates that can win!

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