Congressional District 2 candidate Angel Peña will challenge his disqualification from the race. Here is a statement from his campaign:
Campaign officials for Angel Peña, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in CD 2, took immediate action regarding the Secretary of State’s decision to disqualify his candidacy in a letter dated February 12, 2018. Peña’s team spent the day yesterday reviewing the state’s grounds for disqualification, looking at copies of Nominating Petition forms submitted, and consulting with several attorneys and election law experts. After careful deliberation, the campaign retained legal counsel, who immediately contacted the Secretary of State’s office and the legal counsel for the state of New Mexico. Unable to negotiate a reversal of the decision, the campaign is prepared to file a formal petition in District Court to help resolve this matter as swiftly as possible.