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|U.S. Senate, New Mexico|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University|
was a 2012 Republican
candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate
from New Mexico
. It was Sowards' third run for Congress.
He lost to Heather Wilson
in the primary.
Sowards is a small-business owner and U.S. Army veteran.
According to his website, Sowards' campaign platform included the following issues:
- Repeal Obamacare
- Scale back environmental regulation
- Oppose abortion
- See also: United States Senate elections in New Mexico, 2012
Sowards ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing New Mexico. He lost to Heather Wilson in the June 5 Republican primary.
The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the Senate in 2012 that will decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013. The seat rated a a toss-up that the Sabato's Crystal Ball believes is most likely to end up Democratic is the Senate seat in New Mexico. The article notes that the state has generally been leaning Democratic and did not become a race with much interest until the incumbent Jeff Bingaman announced he would retire rather than seek re-election in 2012. The Republican challenger Heather Wilson is expected to give Republicans a "fighting chance in a tough state for them".
A poll taken in mid-May had Wilson defeating Sowards in the Republican primary 66 percent to 20 percent. Wilson has outraised and outspent Sowards leading up to the primary.
|U.S. Senate-New Mexico Republican Primary, 2012
| Greg Sowards
Sowards was endorsed by Rep. Rand Paul.
- ↑ Associated Press "Gloves stay on in quiet NM Senate primary," May 24, 2012
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Associated Press "New Mexico - Summary Vote Results," June 6, 2012
- ↑ Greg Sowards campaign website "Meet Greg," Accessed May 26, 2012
- ↑ Greg Sowards campaign website "Issues," Accessed May 26, 2012
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Center for Politics "Tilting the Toss Ups – the Eight Races That Will Decide the Senate" Accessed April 9, 2012
- ↑ Huffington Post "NM-2012 Senate Democratic Primary: 51% Heinrich, 26% Balderas (Albuquerque Journal 5/21-24)," May 30, 2012
- ↑ The (Columbus) Republic "Candidates to replace retiring NM Sen. Bingaman report spending $1.6M as June 5 primary nears," May 25, 2012
- ↑ New Mexico Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
- ↑ Real Clear Politics "Rand Paul Backs Sowards in N.M. Senate Race," May 2, 2012