Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Pearce, Bingaman at Financial Top.(Final)

Byline: Michael Coleman Journal Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve Pearce and Sen. Jeff Bingaman are the wealthiest members of New Mexico's congressional delegation, according to new financial disclosures.

Pearce, a New Mexico Republican in his first term in Congress, is owner and president of Lea Fishing Tools, an oilfield service company with operations in New Mexico and Texas.

Pearce reported stock holdings in the company valued at between $1 million and $5 million.

He earned a salary of $277,352 from the business last year, before he was sworn into Congress, according to the new personal financial reports filed by congressional members. …

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