The Green Papers: New Mexico 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 6 June 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:5(0.93% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2002-2010 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
2000 Census:1,823,821 (0.65% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):1,263,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):972,895
Capital:Santa Fe
Tuesday 6 June 2006 polling hours 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC).
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 7:00a MST (1400 UTC) to 7:00p MST (0200 UTC).
 

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New Mexico State and Local Government


NEW MEXICO PRIMARY

Tuesday 6 June 2006

NEW MEXICO PRIMARY Returns from an official source
NEW MEXICO PRIMARY results from a media source

NOTE: The listing of contested races below does not include races in which the only challenger(s) to a single candidate appearing on the Primary ballot are waging a write-in campaign.

Contested STATEWIDE races:

  • United States Senate (Class 1):
    • Republicans have nominated Allen Wilson McCulloch
  • Secretary of State:
    • Democrats have nominated Mary Herrera
  • Attorney General:
    • Democrats have nominated Gary King
  • Auditor:
    • Democrats have nominated Jeff Armijo
  • Commissioner of Public Lands:
    • Democrats have nominated Jim Baca
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Jesse F. "Jeff" Bingaman, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1982; re-elected: 1988, 1994, 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Senator Jesse F. "Jeff" Bingaman, Jr.
  Elected Democratic 394,079 70.60% Senator Jesse F. "Jeff" Bingaman, Jr.
FEC: $3,310,009
  Candidate Republican 163,732 29.33% Allen Wilson McCulloch
FEC: $559,138
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 376 0.07% Orlin Gentry Cole
FEC finanical report not available
Total 558,187 100.00%  

Class 2 Republican Senator Pete V. Domenici
First elected: 1972; re-elected: 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for election Democratic Governor William B. "Bill" Richardson
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Governor William B. "Bill" Richardson
  Elected Democratic 373,926 68.70% Governor William B. "Bill" Richardson
for Lt. Governor: Lieutenant Governor Diane D. Denish
  Candidate Republican 170,352 31.30% John Dendahl
For Lt. Governor: Sue Wilson Beffort.
Former state Republican party chairman John Dendahl was nominated by unanimous voice vote on 17 June 2006 by the Republican State Central Committee. On 21 June 2006 J.R. Damron, who ran unopposed in the 6 June primary, withdrew from the gubernatorial race minutes before Dendahl was nominated.
Total 544,278 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

Seat up for election Democratic Lieutenant Governor Diane D. Denish
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor Diane D. Denish
  Candidate Republican     Sue Wilson Beffort

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Republican (2 Renominated);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Heather A. Wilson
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 23 June 1998 in Special Election re: death of Congressman Stephen Schiff, 25 March 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Toss-up - Republican Congressman Heather A. Wilson vs. Democratic Attorney General Patricia A. "Patsy" Madrid
  Elected Republican 105,921 50.21% Congressman Heather A. Wilson
FEC: $4,904,809
  Candidate Democratic 105,046 49.79% Attorney General Patricia A. "Patsy" Madrid
FEC: $3,396,045
Total 210,967 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Steve Pearce
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Steve Pearce
  Elected Republican 92,591 59.42% Congressman Steve Pearce
FEC: $1,470,871
  Candidate Democratic 63,103 40.49% Albert Donald "Al" Kissling
FEC: $185,716
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 142 0.09% C. Dean Burk
FEC finanical report not available
Total 155,836 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Tom Udall
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Tom Udall
  Elected Democratic 142,993 74.58% Congressman Tom Udall
FEC: $515,102
  Candidate Republican 48,742 25.42% Ronald M. "Ron" Dolin
FEC: $23,573
Total 191,735 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron
First elected: 1986 (served until 1990); elected 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - At Term Limit
  Elected Democratic 292,853 54.08% Mary E. Herrera
  Candidate Republican 248,690 45.92% Vickie S. Perea
Total 541,543 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Attorney General Patricia A. "Patsy" Madrid
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Running for Congress CD 1 in 2006
  Elected Democratic 309,073 56.73% Gary K. King
  Candidate Republican 235,765 43.27% Jim Bibb
Total 544,838 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Treasurer Douglas Minge "Doug" Brown
Appointed November 2005 following the resigation of Treasurer Robert E. Vigil
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Not running for election
  Elected Democratic 322,790 60.44% James B. Lewis
  Candidate Republican 211,308 39.56% Demesia Padilla
Total 534,098 100.00%  
  
16 September 2005: The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Agents of the Tax Fraud Investigations Division, State of New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department entered the New Mexico State Treasurer's Office to execute a Federal Search warrant. Treasurer Robert E. Vigil, who was first elected in 2002, was indicted and taken in federal custody.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Auditor Domingo P. Martinez
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Not running for re-election in 2006
  Elected Democratic 287,959 54.58% Hector H. Balderas
S.C.C Democratic Party Appointment
  Candidate Republican 239,609 45.42% Lorenzo Garcia
Replacement nominee
Total 527,568 100.00%  

Commissioner of Public Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Republican Public Lands Commissioner Patrick H. "Pat" Lyons
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican 281,224 51.96% Public Lands Commissioner Patrick H. "Pat" Lyons
  Candidate Democratic 259,973 48.04% Jim Baca
Total 541,197 100.00%  

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 8 incumbents, 12 candidates
  Republican: 4 incumbents, 12 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that this candidate is actually on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
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  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
  Contests to Watch and Polling Data  
 
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