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Mayor Martin Resendiz (left) and Rep. Steve Pearce (right) Mayor Martin Resendiz (left) and Rep. Steve Pearce (right)  

Likely New Mexico congressional candidate: I was drunk when I signed contracts as mayor

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Steven Nelson
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New Mexico Republican Rep. Steve Pearce is almost certainly breathing a sigh of relief this week as his likely Democratic challenger admits to having been drunk on the job.

This week Martin Resendiz, mayor of the city of Sunland Park, admitted in a deposition that he was drunk when he signed nine contracts with an architectural firm. The company is now suing the city for $1 million.

Resendiz claims he was drinking with executives of the California company, Synthesis+, and was unaware of the nature of documents he was signing, the Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday.

“The day I signed … I had way too much to drink,” Resendiz admitted. ”It was after 5 p.m. and I signed it (the contracts) and I didn’t know what I was signing.”

The Sunland Park city council also claims the contracts are not valid since the council did not approve them.

Pearce Press Secretary Eric Layer declined to comment on the matter, but did tell The Daily Caller: “I think the information shared by Mayor Resendiz speaks for itself.”

In 2010 Pearce defeated incumbent Democrat Harry Teague, earning 55 percent of the vote.

Resendiz was a police officer and a municipal judge before becoming mayor in 2008, the Associated Press reports.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trinity-Holmes/100001442563637 Trinity Holmes

    Why did it not surprise Me when I saw that it was a Democrat.They all spend like they are drunk.Maybe Obama,Biden and Pelosi could use this excuse to defend how they spend!!

  • JPalm

    This is racist! Hispanics are required by law to get elected and be corrupt.
    Obama supports him totally!

  • savage24

    The city of Sunland Park is being sued $1 Million because this fool was drunk and signed contracts that he can’t remember he signed. He’s a former municipal judge and police officer. I wonder if he would accept that excuse in either of his past jobs, I think not.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t kid yourselves here folks.  This guy’s admission will only make leftist loons vote for him all the more.  Criminal neglect in office is what democrats do best.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DWFYZVGZP2GHEXEHSTTJLKVY5M Lu

    This guy is a perfect Democrat candidate for the House of Representative, a job as a czar, or even the cabinet.  Most Dems govern like they are drunk anyway.

  • Anonymous

    “The day I signed … I had way too much to drink,” Resendiz admitted. That’s alright.  A lot of people in N.M. can say the same, to wit:  “The day I voted, November 4, 2008…I had waaaaay too much to drink.   Next morning, they said that some guy named ‘Barrack’ had won.”

  • Anonymous

    …must be a friend and drinking buddy dirty Harry Reid and his brainiac bud, Biden…drunkin liberal thieves, no wonder they are always getting caught doing some hooker, boy or beast….