Jeff Byrd

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Jefferson L. Byrd
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Mexico, District 3
PartyRepublican
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Jefferson L. "Jeff" Byrd was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 3rd Congressional District of New Mexico. He lost to incumbent Ben Ray Lujan.[1]

Biography

Byrd manages his family's ranch. He previously worked as a project engineer.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

According to his website, Byrd's campaign platform included the following issues[3]:

  • Obamacare repeal
  • Flat tax or fair tax
  • Balanced budget

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Byrd ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New Mexico's 3rd District. He defeated Rick Newton in the June 5 Republican primary.[4]

While Byrd and Newton agreed on many issues, Byrd supports Social Security privatization while Newton didn't.[5] Newton wanted a national sales tax, in contrast to Byrd's preference for a flat income tax rate.[6][7]

U.S. House, New Mexico District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Ray Lujan Incumbent 63.1% 167,103
     Republican Jeff Byrd 36.9% 97,616
Total Votes 264,719
Source: New Mexico Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Byrd 53.5% 13,055
Rick Newton 46.5% 11,340
Total Votes 24,395

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Byrd's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Byrd was defeated by Ben Ray Lujan in 2012. During that election cycle, Byrd's campaign committee raised a total of $94,587 and spent $94,922.[8]

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