Republican David Clements of Las Cruces, a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Tom Udall, was in Roswell Wednesday visiting with Chaves County party members.
The former prosecutor and employment attorney is taking time off from his career to campaign full time before the primary election.
Clements faces former New Mexico Republican Party Chairman Allen Weh, a businessman who finished second behind Gov. Susana Martinez in the gubernatorial primary in 2010.
Clements describes himself as a constitutional conservative. Outside of Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, “everything should be left to the states though the 10th Amendment,” Clements said.