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New Mexico Secretary of State - Bureau of Elections
2002 New Mexico Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: 2/12/02, New Party Filing Deadline: 4/2/02, 3rd Party Filing Deadline: 7/9/02, Write In Filing Deadline: 8/30/02, Primary: 6/4/02
Last Updated: November 8, 2002
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 54% in '98, Gary E. Johnson (R) barred from third term, Pre-election Poll Numbers,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Cook Political Report's overview: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:5 Democrat, Stu Rothenberg: Democrat Favored, Peter Orvetti: Democrat, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democrat,
ex-Energy Sec. / ex-U.S. Rep. William B. "Bill" Richardson (D) 55.5%, St. Rep. John A. Sanchez (R) 39.0%, David E. Bacon (G) 5.5%,
actor / A.I.M. activist Russell Means (ICP/WI), Christina M. Vahlsing (L/WI), John Wood (WI),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., Walter D. Bradley (R) ran for Governor
'98 nominee / businesswoman Diane D. Denish (D) 55.5%, St. Sen. Rod Adair (R) 39.0%, Kathleen M. "Kathy" Sanchez (G) 5.5%,
land grant claims advocate Carmen Quintana (ICP/WI),
Attorney General,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Patricia A. Madrid (D) 57.1%, NM Correction Sec. Rob Perry (R) 37.6%, Ann Tyner Gleason (G) 5.3%,
Secretary of State,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Rebecca Vigil-Giron (D) 57.7%, lobbyist Sharon Clahchischilliage (R) 42.3%,
Treasurer, Michael A. Montoya (D) not seeking re-election,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
ex-St. Auditor / '98 Governor candidate Robert E. Vigil (D) 100%, No Republican
Auditor,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Domingo P. Martinez (D) 52.2%, ex-Democratic St. Sen. / '90 Democratic U.S. Senate nominee / '00 Reform party U.S. Senate candidate Tom Benavides (R) 47.8%,
Commissioner of Public Lands, Ray Powell (D) ran for Governor,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-Sante Fe Mayor / '96 Senate nominee Art E. Trujillo (D) 48.4%, St. Sen. Patrick H. Lyons (R) 50.9%, '98 nominee Sam M. Hitt (G/WI) 0.7%,
Senator, 64.3% in '96, 5th term, Pre-election Poll Numbers,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Republican, Peter Orvetti: Republican, Hotline Scoop's 21th Most Vulnerable Seat and not in play, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Republican,
ex-FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani (D) 35.0%, Pete V. Domenici (R) 65.0%,
1st Congressional District, 50.4% in '00, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:5 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
St. Sen. Richard M. Romero (D) 44.7%, Heather A. Wilson (R) 55.3%,
2nd Congressional District, 58.1% in '00, Joe R. Skeen (R) retiring after 11th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 20:19 Republican, Stu Rothenberg: 7th Dangerous Dozen Open Seat, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, U.S.A. Today: Races to Watch, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Hazy,
St. Sen. John Arthur Smith (D) 43.7%, ex-St. Rep. / '00 Senate candidate Steven Pearce (R) 56.2%, Padraig M. Lynch (R/WI) 0.03%,
George L. Dewey (G/WI) 0.03%,
3rd Congressional District, 67.3% in '00, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Tom Udall (D) 100%, No Republican

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Peter Orvetti,
Roll Call,
Stu Rothenberg,
U.S.A. Today,

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
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(ICP) = Independent Coalition Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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