United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico, 2014
New Mexico
2012 ←
November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04) → 2016

All 3 New Mexico seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 2 1
Seats won 2 1
Seat change - -
Popular vote 271,222 240,663
Percentage 52.98% 47.02%

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico were held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the three U.S. Representatives from the state of New Mexico, one from each of the state's three congressional districts. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including the Governor of New Mexico and a United States Senator.

District 1[edit]

The 1st district includes the central area of New Mexico, including almost three-fourths of Albuquerque. The incumbent is Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham, who has represented the district since 2013. She was elected with 59% of the vote in 2012, succeeding retiring Democratic incumbent Martin Heinrich. The district has a PVI of D+7.

Republicans Michael Frese and Richard Priem are also running.[1]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michelle Lujan Grisham 29,133 100%
Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Frese 13,300 65.34%
Republican Richard Priem 7,054 34.66%
Totals 20,354 100%

General election[edit]

New Mexico's 1st Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michelle Lujan Grisham (Incumbent) 105,474 58.59%
Republican Michael Frese 74,558 41.41%
Totals 180,032 100%
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district includes the southern half of New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Roswell and the southern fourth of Albuquerque. Geographically, it is the sixth largest district in the nation and the 2nd-largest not to comprise an entire state (after Nevada's 2nd district). Incumbent Steve Pearce was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Roxanne "Rocky" Lara was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce 24,598 100%
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Roxanne "Rocky" Lara 21,751 100%

General election[edit]

New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rocky Lara 52,499 35.52%
Republican Steve Pearce 95,209 64.43%
Republican Jack McGrann (Write-In) 69 0.05%
Totals 147,777 100%
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district the northern half of New Mexico, including the state's Capital, Santa Fe. The incumbent is Democrat Ben R. Luján, who has represented the district since 2009. He was re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+8.

Albuquerque Assistant District Attorney Robert Blanch ran against Luján in the Democratic primary.[4]

Republican Jeff Byrd is the only other candidate for the seat.[1]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben R. Luján 50,709 87.56%
Democratic Robert Blanch 7,207 12.44%
Totals 57,916 100%
Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jefferson Byrd 15,690 100%

General election[edit]

New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Lujan (Incumbent) 113,249 61.52%
Republican Jefferson Byrd 70,775 38.45%
Republican Thomas Hook (Write-In) 52 0.03%
Totals 184,076 100%
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2014 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List". New Mexico Secretary of State. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "OFFICIAL RESULTS Primary Election - June 3, 2014". New Mexico Secretary of State. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Official Results General Election - November 4, 2014". New Mexico Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.abqjournal.com/348374/abqnewsseeker/surprise-democratic-3rd-district-candidate-knows-hes-a-long-shot.html

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