Posted at: 10/19/2012 5:02 PM
Updated at: 10/29/2012 2:30 PM
By: KOB.com staff
Photo: Steve Pearce
KOB Eyewitness News 4 has a long-standing commitment to covering politics in New Mexico.
That is why, as part of our Decision 2012 Election Coverage, we are giving each candidate in some of the big federal races two minutes of free airtime to explain who they are, and why you should vote for them.
Each weekday through the end of October, KOB will feature a new candidate at the 6:30 p.m. newscast.
Friday night, we have the Republican candidate for Congress, Steve Pearce.
Hello, I'm Congressman Steve Pearce. I'm running for re-election in the second district of New Mexico. It has been a profound privilege to serve, and I humbly ask for your vote.
Right now, the United States, and in fact the world, is poised near economic chaos. Nations are hovering near the edge of bankruptcy. In this country we are poised at the moment of decision between two futures. One party would take us closer to a European socialist state. A model that is in the process of failing worldwide. Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Greece are just examples. I favor a model that would take us to a smaller government. More efficient, More effective.
I think that we should have lower taxes and that the government should have balanced regulations that allow the small business to create jobs so that we have prosperity in this country.
My background leaves me particularly well suited to address the problems in the country. I majored in economics in college and I have a lifetime of working in those issues. I was a small business owner with my wife. We employed 50 people in our hometown.
And, finally I was one of the few people in congress who have actually served in combat in the military.
I have a profound belief in New Mexico and love for the people here. Our children and grandchildren are here. I believe we believe economic engine for the future. To do that we must have better education concentrating on the stem subjects -- science, technology, engineering and math.
But, more than any of these, we are fighting for heart and soul of the country. We're trying to decide what are values are. My values are my faith, family, freedom and service.
I humbly ask for your vote. Thank you.