Steve Pearce, the GOP-tea party candidate for the House 2nd District seat in New Mexico, is in a tight race with freshman Democratic Rep. Harry Teague. The race is one of the 37 Democratic seats Real Clear Politics has designated a toss-up this year. Teague won the seat last time with a robust 56 percent to 44 percent margin — despite the fact that McCain-Palin won the district handily.
Pearce actually held this seat from 2002 until he dropped it to run for the U.S. Senate in 2008. Like almost all Republicans in this “wave election” year, he has the wind at his back. He also recently received a coveted Facebook endorsement from Sarah Palin.
Like Sarah Palin, Pearce is a birther. He is also either an idiot who believes what he reads in right-wing junk emails or, if he knowingly bases his campaign talking points on spurious facts in these spurious emails, he is, like Palin, a liar:
STEVE PEARCE: My position is that Barack Obama raised the most significant questions himself. He said, after he came to the U.S., that he traveled to Pakistan. Now at the point that he traveled to Pakistan it was not legal to go there with a U.S. passport. And so he, himself, raised the greatest questions. I think that those questions need to be asked.
In fact, that particular lie was given a “Pants on Fire” rating by nonpartisan Politifact.