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New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Ben Ray Lujan Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Ben Ray Lujan Democratic Party
Ben Ray Lujan.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

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

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

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The 3rd 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 Ben Ray Lujan (D), who was first elected in 2008.

New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes San Juan, McKinley, Rio Arriba, Los Alamos, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Taos, Mora, Colfax, San Miguel, Union, Harding, Quay and Curry counties.[7]


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June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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District history


On November 6, 2012, Ben Ray Lujan (D) won election to the United States House. He defeated Jeff Byrd in the general election.

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"


On November 2, 2010, Ben Ray Lujan was re-elected to the United States House for a second term. He defeated Thomas E. Mullins (R).[9]

United States House, New Mexico General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Ray Lujan Incumbent 57% 120,048
     Republican Thomas E. Mullins 43% 90,617
Total Votes 210,665

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