One Senate seat is up for election in New Mexico, held by a Democratic incumbent. Voters will also choose representatives for three House seats, two of which are held by Democrats and one by a Republican. And they will select a governor, an office currently held by a Republican. See New Mexico’s primary results.
Sen. Martin Heinrich (D) is favored to win over construction company owner Mick Rich (R). Former governor and two-time Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson also entered the race, which could split the Republican vote and help Heinrich.
Going into this election, New Mexico had 2 Democratic representatives and 1 Republican representative. Here’s how each district leans politically, based on how it voted in the 2016 presidential election, with 2018 results as they come in.
In 2016, Trump won this district by 10.2 points and Steve Pearce (R) won by 25.5.
Democrat Xochitl Torres Small, a lawyer, and state Rep. Yvette Harrell (R) are running for this seat, representing a district on the southern border that went for Donald Trump by 10 points. It's currently represented by Stevan Pearce (R), who is running for governor.
Democratic lawmakers on March 27 called for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from cases involving efforts to overturn the 2020 election following revelations that his wife, Virginia Thomas, pressed White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to pursue efforts to overturn the 2020 election.