SANTA FE (KSMX)- Republican construction contractor, Mick Rich, is making a second run for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico.
The Mick Rich 2020 campaign committee filed paperwork August 1 with the Federal Election Commission, opening the door for the Albuquerque resident to seek the GOP nomination.
Rich, who lost to Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich last year, confirmed late Monday that he will run for an open Senate seat in 2020, though he has not made an official announcement.
Rich, 65, will face former Trump administration official Gavin Clarkson in the Republican primary. Rich said he’s “not concerned” about Clarkson. “My focus is on the Democrats in the general election,” Rich said. “People are concerned about crime and jobs in this state.”
Democratic Sen. Tom Udall is retiring.