New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Steve Pearce Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Steve Pearce Republican Party
Steve Pearce.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely R[1]

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

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

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The 2nd congressional district of New Mexico will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

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.[4][5][6]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Steve Pearce (R), who was first elected in 2010.

New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Cibola, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Hidalgo, Luna, Sierra, Dona Ana, Otero, Lincoln, Valencia, Bernaillo, Guadalupe, De Baca, Chaves, Eddy, Lea and Roosevelt counties.[7]


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General election candidates

June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew from race

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Jumpstart program

Roxanne Lara is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Jumpstart program, which is designed to provide early support to top-tier Democratic challengers.[12]

District history


On November 6, 2012, Steve Pearce (R) won election to the United States House. He defeated Evelyn Madrid Erhard in the general election.

U.S. House, New Mexico District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Evelyn Madrid Erhard 40.9% 92,162
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Pearce Incumbent 59.1% 133,180
     Write-In Jack McGrann 0.1% 173
Total Votes 225,515
Source: New Mexico Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Steve Pearce was re-elected to the United States House for a fourth non-consecutive term. He defeated Harry Teague (D).[13]

United States House, New Mexico General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Pearce 55.4% 94,053
     Democratic Harry Teague 44.6% 75,708
Total Votes 169,761

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