New Mexico Resources

Population: 2,085,109 (2015)

Filing deadline: Feb. 6, 2018.

Primary: June 5, 2018.

New Mexico (D+4) is a former swing state that has gone left on the Federal level in the last ten years. It is the state with the highest share of Hispanics, and after Alaska it also has the highest share of Native Americans. As of 2010, it was 45% White, 42% Hispanic and 8% Native American.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 5. New Mexico is a moderately Democratic state in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Democrats.

Martin Heinrich

Senator class 1: Martin Hein­rich (D)
Committees: Armed Services, Energy & Natural Resources, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: Martin Hein­rich
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 15, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, May 15, 2016:
Businessman Martin Hein­rich (b.1971) was an Albuquerque Councilman before serving two terms in the House, where he was the first Democrat to represent the 1st district. He was elected to the Senate in 2012, with 51%.

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Tom Udall

Senator class 2: Tom Udall (D)
Committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Foreign Relations, Rules, Indian Affairs (Ranking).

Democratic nominee: Tom Udall
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 15, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 15, 2016:
Lawyer Tom Udall (b.1948) was State Attorney General for two terms and then Congressman for five terms before he was elected to the Senate in 2008. He took 56% in 2014.

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Representatives: 3 repre­sen­tatives; 2 Democrats, 1 Republican.

Michelle Lujan Grisham

District 1
Representative: Michelle Lujan Grisham (D)
Committees: Agriculture, Budget.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 25, 2017:
The district (D+7) contains Albuquerque and southern suburbs. It is 47% White and 44% Hispanic. Lawyer and County Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham (b.1959) was first elected in 2012 and won 65% in 2016. She is a cousin of Ben Lujan in the 3rd district. She is running for governor in 2018.

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Steve Pearce

District 2
Representative: Steve Pearce (R)
Committees: Financial Services, Natural Resources.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, July 11, 2017:
The district (R+5) covers the southern parts of the state, including Carlsbad, Las Cruces and Roswell. It is 45% White and 47% Hispanic. Veteran and businessman Steve Pearce (b.1947) was first elected in 2002, but ran for Senate in 2008 and lost. He took it back from a Democrat in 2010 and won 63% in 2016. He is running for Governor in 2018.

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Ben Lujan

District 3
Representative: Ben Lujan (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: Ben Lujàn
Republican nominee: Mike Romero

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 25, 2017:
The district (D+8) covers the northern parts of the state, including Farmington and Santa Fe. It is 44% White, 36% Hispanic and 16% Native American. Ben Lujan (b.1972) held several political jobs in New Mexico before being first elected in 2008. He won 62% in 2016.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: January 1.

All New Mexio State Officers are term limited after 2 x 4 years. After 4 years, they can run for 2 x 4 more years.

Susana Martinez

Governor: Susana Mar­tinez (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Sep 16, 2017:
Tossup.

Status, May 15, 2016:
Lawyer and District Attorney Susana Mar­tinez (b.1959) was first elected in 2010 and took 57% in 2014. She is term limited in 2018.

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John Sanchez

Lieutenant Governor: John San­chez (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Sep 16, 2017:
Tossup.

Status, May 15, 2016:
The LG is nominated separately, but elected together with the Governor. Businessman and State Representative John San­chez (b.1963) was first elected in 2010, but has never been particularly close with governor Martinez.

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Maggie Toulouse Oliver

Secretary of State: Maggie Toulouse Oliver (D)

Democratic nominee: Maggie Toluouse Oliver
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 25, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 25, 2017:
Then-Secretary of State Dianna Duran (b.1956) took 52% in 2014, but resigned in October 2015 due to allegations of fraud. The special election in 2016 was won by the Democratic nominee from 2014, Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver, who took 56%.

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Tim Eichenberg

Treasurer: Tim Eichenberg (D)

Democratic nominee: Tim Eichenberg
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 25, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 15, 2016:
Contractor, County Treasurer and State Senator Tim Eichenberg held the office for the Dems with 52% in 2014.

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Tim Keller

Auditor: Tim Keller (D)

Democratic nominee: Tim Keller
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 25, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 25, 2017:
State Senator and businessman Tim Keller (b.1977) held the office with 54% in 2014. He is running for Mayor of Albuquerque in 2017.

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Hector Balderas

Attorney General: Hector Balderas (D)

Democratic nominee: Hector Balderas
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 25, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 15, 2016:
Lawyer, State Representative and State Auditor Hector Balderas (b.1973) won in 2014 with 58%. He was a losing candidate for the Senate nomination in 2012.

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Aubrey Dunn

Commissioner of Public Lands: Aubrey Dunn (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 25, 2017:
TBD.

Status, July 19, 2017:
Businessman and rancher Aubrey Dunn defeated the incumbent Democrat with 50% and a razor thin margin in 2014. He is running for the 2nd Congressional District in 2018.

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State Senate: 42 (26D / 16R). Term: 4 years. Elections in 2020.
State House: 70 (38D / 32R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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