New Mexico Attorney General election, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014
Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General
Treasurer, Auditor, Public Services Commissioner, Education Commissioner
- 1 Candidates
- 2 Results
- 3 Campaign themes
- 4 Polls
- 5 Campaign media
- 6 Past elections
- 7 Campaign finance
- 8 Key deadlines
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
The race to replace King included State Auditor Hector Balderas (D) and attorney Susan Riedel (R). Learn more about where the candidates stood on important issues confronting the state by jumping to the campaign themes section. Hector Balderas won in the general election.
New Mexico utilizes a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members. The primary was held on June 3, 2014.
Filed for other office
Gary King - Incumbent
|Attorney General of New Mexico, 2014|
|Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.|
Susan Riedel was uncontested in the primary.
Hector Balderas was uncontested in the primary.
Balderas and Riedel made public statements on the issues facing voters in New Mexico. The following sections quote these statements verbatim from campaign websites:
Keeping Our Kids Safe
Keeping New Mexicans Safe
Protecting New Mexico’s Seniors
Protecting New Mexico’s Consumers
Preventing and Treating Drug Abuse Intelligently
Protecting Our Natural Heritage
—Hector Balderas's campaign website, (2014) 
As Attorney General, I will take the same swift action against anyone who violates our laws, especially those in positions of trust who misuse their office.
Strengthening Jobs Climate
Defending Constitutional Rights
—Susan Riedel's campaign website, (2014) 
|Attorney General of New Mexico|
|Poll||Hector Balderas (D)||Susan Riedel (R)||Not sure||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
September 27-October 1, 2014
October 6-7, 2014
|Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to|
The New Mexico Telegram analyzed political ad spending in New Mexico through September 26 including a review of ad spending in the attorney general election. Both candidates spent a total of $253,570 through the end of September for a total of 660 TV ads. The Balderas campaign aired 345 TV ads during the study period and spent $133,415 while the Riedel campaign aired 315 TV ads for a total of $120,155.
|New Mexico Attorney General, 2010|
|Democratic||Gary King Incumbent||53.7%||321,547|
|Republican||Matthew E. Chandler||46.3%||277,139|
|Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State|
|New Mexico Attorney General, 2006|
|Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State|
Comprehensive donor information for this election has been collected by Follow the Money. Based on available campaign finance records, the candidates raised a raised a total of $1,521,440 during the election. This information was last updated on March 23, 2015.
|Campaign Contribution Totals|
|Hector Balderas||New Mexico Attorney General||$1,181,806|
|Susan Riedel||New Mexico Attorney General||$339,634|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,521,440|
|March 11, 2014||Candidate filing deadline for primary|
|June 3, 2014||Primary election|
|June 26, 2014||Filing deadline for independent and minor party candidates|
|November 4, 2014||General election|
|November 25, 2014||State canvassing of election results|
|January 1, 2015||Inauguration day for state executive officers|
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- New Mexico Attorney General
- New Mexico state executive official elections, 2014
- State executive official elections, 2014
- National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
- Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
- Current-Argus, "NM state auditor running for attorney general," April 30, 2013
- New Mexico Secretary of State, Candidate Portal, accessed February 4, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Balderas for New Mexico, "Issues," accessed October 20, 2014
- Susan Riedel for Attorney General, "Issues," accessed October 20, 2014
- New Mexico Telegram, "Super PAC enters attorney general race," September 29, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Overview of New Mexico 2014 elections," accessed March 27, 2015
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