Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Review Articles: New Mexico Congressional Seats
By Ballotpedia's Congressional team
SANTA FE, New Mexico: New Mexico had three U.S. House seats on the ballot in 2012. Two total incumbents sought re-election on November 6, 2012. Both incumbents were re-elected. The 1st District, where the Democratic incumbent Martin Heinrich did not run, elected a Democrat, resulting in no partisan switches. Heinrich ran for and was elected to the US Senate.
Here are the candidates who won election from New Mexico.
|District||General Election Candidates||Incumbent||2012 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|1st|| Michelle Lujan Grisham
|Martin Heinrich||Michelle Lujan Grisham||No|
|2nd|| Evelyn Madrid Erhard
|Steve Pearce||Steve Pearce||No|
|3rd|| Ben Ray Lujan
|Ben Ray Lujan||Ben Ray Lujan||No|
|Members of the U.S. House from New Mexico -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
Both chambers of the United States Congress remain split after the November 6, 2012 election. Democrats increased their majority in the U.S. Senate while cutting into the Republicans majority in the U.S. House. Of the 435 candidates who won election to the U.S. House, 85 of them were challengers, which represents 19.5 percent of U.S. House members. Of those 85, 50 are Democratic and 35 are Republican. A total of 27 incumbents were defeated -- 10 Democratic and 17 Republican.
|2012 United States House General Election Results|
|Party||Total Winners||Incumbent Winners||Defeated Incumbents||Incumbent Re-Election Rate**||Non-Incumbent Winners|
|**Note: The incumbent re-election rate is calculated by dividing the total incumbents winners by the total incumbents who appeared on the general election ballot.|
- Ballotpedia:2012 general election preview articles
- November 6, 2012 election results
- United States Congressional election results, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico, 2012
- New Mexico elections, 2012
- National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections