New Mexico's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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New Mexico's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Likely D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[3]


New Mexico U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of New Mexico will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Democratic incumbent Michelle Lujan Grisham should not face a very competitive race in her bid for re-election in 2014. She has only been in office since 2013, but Lujan Grisham defeated Republican challenger Janice Arnold-Jones in 2012 by a safe 18.3 percent margin of victory.[4][5] Grisham also has an advantage in campaign finance over her 2014 Republican challenger, Mike Frese. As of the April Quarterly FEC reports, Grisham had $842,491.30 in cash on hand, compared to Frese's $27,455.74. The Cook Political Report also rates Lujan Grisham's seat as "Solid Democratic."[6]

Grisham ran uncontested in the Democratic primary on June 3, 2014. Meanwhile, Frese easily defeated Richard Priem for the Republican nomination and the chance to go up against Grisham in the general election.[7]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 11, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New Mexico is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[8][9][10]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 6, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 7, 2014 (voter registration closes 28 days prior to an election).[11]

See also: New Mexico elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Michelle Lujan Grisham (D), who was first elected in 2012.

New Mexico's 1st Congressional District is located in the north-central portion of the state and includes Torrance, Barnaillo and Sandoval counties.[12]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew from race


Primary results

U.S. House, New Mexico District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Frese 65.3% 13,300
Richard Priem 34.7% 7,054
Total Votes 20,354
Source: New Mexico Secretary of State - Official Primary Results

Campaign contributions

Michelle Lujan Grisham

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lujan Grisham's reports.[15]

Michelle Lujan Grisham (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly (amended)[16]July 13, 2013$9,693.01$226,274.00$(22,901.56)$213,065.45
July Quarterly[17]July 12, 2013$213,065.45$237,843.91$(46,001.70)$404,907.66
October Quarterly[18]October 15, 2013$404,907.66$165,173.01$(77,075.62)$493,005.05
Year-End Quarterly[19]December 31, 2013$493,005$235,961$(46,731)$681,834
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$681,834.34$234,985.00$(74,328.04)$842,491.30
Running totals
$1,100,236.92$(267,037.92)

Mike McEntee

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McEntee's reports.[21]

Mike McEntee (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[22]January 21, 2014$0.00$10,871.00$(5,792.66)$5,078.34
Running totals
$10,871$(5,792.66)

Richard Priem

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Priem's reports.[23]

Richard Priem (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[24]January 31, 2014$0.00$100,000.00$(11,100.00)$88,900.00
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$88,900.00$100.00$(48,309.95)$40,690.05
Running totals
$100,100$(59,409.95)

Mike Frese

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Frese's reports.[26]

Mike Frese (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[27]January 23, 2014$0.00$18,310.00$(4,890.47)$13,419.53
April Quarterly[28]April 14, 2014$13,419.53$51,795.05$(37,758.84)$27,455.74
Running totals
$70,105.05$(42,649.31)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) won election to the United States House. She defeated Janice Arnold-Jones in the general election.

U.S. House, New Mexico District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichelle Lujan Grisham 59.1% 162,924
     Republican Janice Arnold-Jones 40.8% 112,473
     Write-In Jeanne Pahls 0.2% 459
Total Votes 275,856
Source: New Mexico Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Martin Heinrich won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jonathan L. Barela (R) in the general election.[29]

U.S. House, New Mexico District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Heinrich incumbent 51.8% 112,010
     Republican Jonathan L. Barela 48.2% 104,215
Total Votes 216,225

See also

External links

References

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  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  4. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "LUJAN GRISHAM, Michelle, (1959 - )," accessed July 3, 2014
  5. New Mexico Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election," accessed July 3, 2014
  6. The Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for June 26, 2014," accessed July 1, 2014
  7. Associated Press, "New Mexico - Summary Vote Results," accessed July 7, 2014
  8. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  9. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  10. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  11. New Mexico Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration Information," accessed January 3, 2014
  12. New Mexico Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 29, 2012
  13. 13.0 13.1 Associated Press, "New Mexico Summary Vote Results," June 3, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 News from the Associated Press, "New Mexico - Summary Vote Results," accessed May 29, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Michelle Lujan Grisham Summary Report," accessed May 1, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Friends of Michelle April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Friends of Michelle July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Friends of Michelle October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Friends of Michelle Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Friends of Michelle April Quarterly," accessed May 1, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Mike McEntee Summary Report," accessed May 1, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Mike McEntee Year-End," accessed May 1, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Richard Priem Summary Report," accessed May 1, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Richard Priem Year-End," accessed May 1, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Richard Priem April Quarterly," accessed May 1, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Frese Summary Report," accessed May 1, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Frese Year-End," accessed May 1, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Frese April Quarterly," accessed May 1, 2014
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013