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New Mexico Secretary of State - Bureau of Elections
2006 New Mexico Congressional and Statewide Races
Primary Filing Deadline: 2/14/06, Primary: 6/6/06, Independent / Minor Party Filing Deadline: 6/7/06, General Election 11/7/06,
Last Updated: December 2, 2006
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 55.5% in '02, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Democrat, Chuck Todd: 3rd Least Vulnerable Governor,
William B. "Bill" Richardson (D) 68.8%, former state party chair John Dendahl (R) 31.2%,
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., 55.5% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Diane D. Denish (D) 68.8%, St. Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort (R) 31.2%,
Attorney General, 57.1% in '02, 2nd term, Patricia A. Madrid (D) barred from 3rd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
ex-St. Rep. / '04 congressional nominee Gary K. King (D) 56.8%, ex-Gov.'s son-in-law / ex-prosecutor Jim Bibb (R) 43.2%,
Secretary of State, 57.7% in '02, 2nd term, Rebecca Vigil-Giron (D) barred from 3rd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Co. Clerk Mary E. Herrera (D) 54.2%, ex-Albuquerque City Councilwoman Vickie S. Perea (R) 45.8%,
Treasurer, unopposed in '02, 1st term, Robert E. Vigil (D) resigned under indictment
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
ex-St. Treas. / chief adm. officer James B. Lewis (D) 60.6%, NM GOP state executive committee member / accountant Demesia Padilla (R) 39.4%,
Auditor, 52.2% in '02, 2nd term, Domingo P. Martinez (D) barred from 3rd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Rep. Hector H. Balderas (D) 54.8%, accountant Lorenzo Garcia (D) 45.2%,
Commissioner of Public Lands, 50.9% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-St. Land Comm'r. Jim Baca (D) 48.2%, Patrick H. Lyons (R) 51.8%,
Senator, 61.8% in '00, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Democratic, Chuck Todd: 13th least vulnerable Senator, Scott Rasmussen's Balance of Power: Democrat,
Jesse F. "Jeff" Bingaman, Jr. (D) 70.6%, Dr. Allen W. McCulloch (R) 29.3%, Orlin G. Cole (WI) 0.1%,
1st Congressional District, 54.4% in '04, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 13th Most Likely Seat to Switch Party, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Leans Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Toss Up, Roll Call Analysis: Tossup, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-Up, Chuck Todd: 18th Most Vulnerable House Seat, Washington Post's Countdown: Tossup,
Att. Gen. Patricia A. Madrid (D) 49.8%, Heather A. Wilson (R) 50.2%, Robert A. Liebman (WI),
2nd Congressional District, 60.2% in '04, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
Ex-Presbyterian minister Albert D. Kissling (D) 40.5%, Steven Pearce (R) 59.4%, C. Dean Burk (WI) 0.1%,
3rd Congressional District, 69.7% in '04, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
Tom Udall (D) 74.6%, mechanical engineer / prof. Ronald M. "Ron" Dolin (R) 25.4%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,
Roll Call Analysis,
National Journal's Chuck Todd,
Rothenberg Political Report,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to New Mexico Political Parties:
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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