“It’s on the fourth, rear burner of a three-burner stove at this point,” the newspaper quoted Cote as saying. “Unless redistricting would bring about the possibility of where a Democrat would have a chance – I might reconsider.”
Cote, a Democrat, told the Sun-News he plans instead to try next year to recapture the state House seat he lost in 2010.
All indications are that U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., plans to seek re-election to the congressional seat next year. Sunland Park Mayor Martin Resendiz, a Democrat, says he’s also running for the seat. So is Frank McKinnon, a Democrat who ran for the seat in 2008 but failed to win the support from party delegates to appear on the primary ballot.