1996 United States Senate election in New Mexico

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United States Senate election in New Mexico, 1996

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Nominee Pete Domenici Art Trujillo
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 357,171 164,356
Percentage 64.7% 29.8%

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County results
Domenici:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Trujillo:      50–60%

U.S. Senator before election

Pete Domenici
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Pete Domenici
Republican

The 1996 United States Senate election in New Mexico was held on November 5, 1996. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Pete Domenici won re-election to a fifth term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Art Trujillo 84,721 70.55%
Democratic Eric Treisman 35,363 29.45%
Total votes 120,084 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete Domenici (Incumbent) 69,394 100.00%
Total votes 69,394 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Pete Domenici (Incumbent) 357,171 64.73% -8.19%
Democratic Art Trujillo 164,356 29.78% +2.75%
Green Abraham J. Gutmann 24,230 4.39%
Libertarian Bruce M. Bush 6,064 1.10%
Majority 192,815 34.94% -10.93%
Turnout 551,821
Republican hold Swing

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