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New Mexico 1st District

Open Seat (R)


Martin Heinrich

Martin Heinrich (D)

Bio | Campaign Site

Darren White

Darren White (R)

Bio | Campaign Site

New Mexico Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Toss Up

Presidential Race: Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
Senate Race: Udall (D) vs. Pearce (R)
House Races: NM-1 | NM-2

Key 2006 State Races:
Governor | NM-1

2004 President:
Kerry (D) vs. Bush (R)

Polling Data

PollDateSampleHeinrich (D)White (R)Spread
Albuquerque Journal9/29 - 10/2403 RV4341Heinrich +2
SurveyUSA8/26 - 8/28631 LV5146Heinrich +5

Race Summary

Rep. Heather Wilson lost her run for Senate to fellow Rep. Steve Pearce in the GOP primary, leaving behind a marginal district that both John Kerry and Al Gore won. Her exit offers Albuquerque councilor Martin Heinrich (D) a great chance at picking up the seat, though he’ll have a challenging race against Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White (R), who Republicans see as one of their best recruits.

Previous Election Results

2006: Wilson (R) 50, Madrid (D) 50
2004: Wilson (R) 54, Romero (D) 46
2002: Wilson (R) 55, Romero (D) 45

2004: Kerry (D) 51, Bush (R) 48
2000: Gore (D) 48, Bush (R) 47

All Commentary & News Stories

- Battleground New Mexico - Reid Wilson, RealClearPolitics

- White Up With First Ad - Kraushaar, The Scorecard