"Statewide GOP candidates rallied the troops Tuesday to campaign for its election entries during the Republican Party of Otero County's monthly luncheon meeting."...
..."Commissioner of Public Lands candidate Matt Rush said the oil and gas industry is being regulated out of the state.
"We need to get some common sense back into our government," Rush said. "We need to get some common sense back into the rules and regulations that come out of Santa Fe because we are a lot better state then we have become. We have a lot more potential than we have been led to believe. We have the ability to get out there and truly make a difference in this state."
He said it's time for new leadership in the state because it's time for a "new New Mexico."
"The one thing people in Otero County understand is the importance of being able to drill in a environmentally sensitive manner on Otero Mesa," Rush said. "It would have a huge economic impact on this economy. People who say the Otero Mesa is pristine haven't see the places that I've seen. The best use of that land would be for the development of oil and gas. It's not pristine. There's no grazing. There's not much wildlife on it. It would be the best use of that property for our state (to develop oil and gas drilling)."' More>>>>