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New Mexico 2nd District

Open Seat (R)


Harry Teague

Harry Teague (D)

Bio | Campaign Site

Ed Tinsley

Ed Tinsley (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

PollDateSampleTeague (D)Tinsley (R)Spread
Daily Kos/R20009/30 - 10/1LV4743Teague +4

Race Summary

Two candidates who have largely self-funded make this race for the most Republican seat in New Mexico suddenly competitive. McCain is likely to win the district, but restauranteur Ed Tinsley (R) is already being hammered by Democrats and could have to start spending on television ads early. The race will be regional, too: Former Lea County Commissioner Harry Teague (D) has a base in Hobbs, on the Texas border, while Tinsley is from Las Cruces, in the middle of the district.

Previous Election Results

2006: Pearce (R) 59, Kissling (D) 40
2004: Pearce (R) 60, King (D) 40
2002: Pearce (R) 56, Smith (D) 44

2004: Bush (R) 58, Kerry (D) 41
2000: Bush (R) 54, Gore (D) 43

All Commentary & News Stories

- Oilman Against Rancher - Associated Press

- Democratic Long Shot Sees An Opening in NM - Wall Street Journal

- Tinsley Touts NRA Endorsement - Associated Press