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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.
Byrd manages his family's ranch. He previously worked as a project engineer.
According to his website, Byrd's campaign platform included the following issues:
- Obamacare repeal
- Flat tax or fair tax
- Balanced budget
- 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.
While Byrd and Newton agreed on many issues, Byrd supports Social Security privatization while Newton didn't. Newton wanted a national sales tax, in contrast to Byrd's preference for a flat income tax rate.
|New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
| Rick Newton
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.
|U.S. House of Representatives, New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District, 2012 - Jeff Byrd Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner
|Total Spent by Election Winner
|Top contributors to Jeff Byrd's campaign committee|
|Tucumcari Public Schools||$1,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Oil & Gas||$1,750|
- ↑ Politico "2012 House Race Results"
- ↑ Jeff Byrd campaign website "Meet Jeff," Accessed May 26, 2012
- ↑ Jeff Byrd campaign website "Home page," Accessed May 26, 2012
- ↑ Associated Press "New Mexico - Summary Vote Results," June 6, 2012
- ↑ Santa Fe New Mexican "2 vie to be oft-ignored GOP pick for 3rd House district," May 22, 2012
- ↑ Albuquerque Journal "3rd Dist. Rivals Differ On Taxes," May 31, 2012
- ↑ New Mexico Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
- ↑ Open Secrets "Jeff Byrd 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 22, 2013