Greg Sowards

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Greg Sowards
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, New Mexico
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Campaign website
Greg Sowards was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from New Mexico. It was Sowards' third run for Congress.[1] He lost to Heather Wilson in the primary.[2]

Sowards is a small-business owner and U.S. Army veteran.[3]


Campaign themes


According to his website, Sowards' campaign platform included the following issues[4]:

  • 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.[2]

The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012, detailing the eight races in the Senate in 2012 that will decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013.[5] The seat rated 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.[5] The Republican challenger Heather Wilson is expected to give Republicans a "fighting chance in a tough state for them."[5]

A poll taken in mid-May had Wilson defeating Sowards in the Republican primary 66 percent to 20 percent.[6] Wilson has outraised and outspent Sowards leading up to the primary.[7][8]

U.S. Senate, New Mexico Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHeather Wilson 70% 63,631
Greg Sowards 30% 27,214
Total Votes 90,845



Sowards was endorsed by Rep. Rand Paul.[9]

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