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ELECTION 98 MAIN REMOTE NAVIGATOR

NEW MEXICO

Race Summary

Governor    (1473 of 1475 precincts reporting)
Chavez (D) 46%     Johnson (R) * 54%    
House 01    (434 of 436 precincts reporting)
Maloof (D) 43%     Wilson (R) * 46%     Anderson (I) 11%    
House 02    (492 of 492 precincts reporting)
Baca (D) 42%     Skeen (R) * 58%    
House 03    (544 of 544 precincts reporting)
Udall (D) * 53%     Redmond (R) 43%     Miller (I) 4%    
Updated November 04, 1998 03:39 P.M. EST

TOP RACES

GOVERNOR: Gov. Gary E. Johnson (R), of Albuquerque, first elected 1994, is seeking a second term. Martin J. Chavez (D), the former mayor of Albuquerque, is challenging Johnson.


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1998 POLLS

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POLL HOURS

9 a.m. ET (7 a.m. MT) to 9 p.m. ET (7 p.m. MT)


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SENATE AND GOVERNOR NOT UP IN 1998

Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R), first elected 1972; next election in 2002
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D), first elected 1982; next election in 2000


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VACANCIES

1998 vacancies list


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HOUSE DISTRICTS

  • CD1 (Central; Albuquerque):
    Phillip Maloof (D); Heather Wilson (inc.) (R); Robert Anderson (I)
  • CD2 (South; Little Texas; Las Cruces; Roswell):
    E. Shirley Baca (D); Joe Skeen (inc.) (R)
  • CD3 (North; East Central; Farmington; Santa Fe):
    Tom Udall (D); Bill Redmond (inc.) (R)

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    PRIMARY DATE

    June 2


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    FILING DEADLINE

    February 25


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    STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

    Total Number: 11

    To Watch:
    Constitutional Amendment 5: Veterans
    Would exempt veterans who have a permanent and total service-connected disability from paying property taxes on homes they own and occupy.


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    PARTY CONTROL

    Governor: Republican
    U.S. Senate: 1 Democrat, 1 Republican
    U.S. House of Representatives: 3 Republicans
    State Senate: 25 Democrats, 17 Republicans
    State House of Representatives: 42 Democrats, 28 Republicans


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    STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

    Senate: No elections this year; off-year elections in 1999
    House: All 70 seats up


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    PARTY REGISTRATION

    State Projected Voting Age Population: 1,224,000 (1996)
    Registered Voters: 883,075 (6/98)

    Democrats: 476,750 54%
    Republicans: 292,719 33%
    Green Party: 7,679 0.9%
    Other parties: 15,612 1.7%
    Unaffiliated: 90,315 10.2%

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    ELECTORAL VOTES

    5


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    PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY

    Clinton won in 1996; Clinton in 1992; Bush in 1988; Reagan in 1984; Reagan in 1980; Ford in 1976; Nixon in 1972; Nixon in 1968; Johnson in 1964; Kennedy in 1960

    LAST TIME VOTED DEMOCRATIC FOR PRESIDENT: 1996

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1996:

    Clinton 49%
    Dole 42%
    Perot 6%
    Other 3%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1992:

    Clinton 45.9%
    Bush 37.3%
    Perot 16.1%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1988:

    Bush 52%
    Dukakis 47%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1984:

    Reagan 60%
    Mondale 39%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1980:

    Reagan 55%
    Carter 37%
    Anderson 6%


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    PAST EXIT POLLS

    1992:

    1994:

    1996:


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    TURNOUT

    Historical voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population 1996-1960


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    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Population: 1,713,000 (1996)
    (% of voting age population)

    White: 78.3%
    African American: 1.9%
    Asian: 0.9%
    Native American: 7.5%
    Other/Undeclared: 11.5%

    Persons of Hispanic origin account for 35.2% of the voting age population (from 1990 Census)


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    STATE TIDBITS

    State Capital: Santa Fe
    State Nicknames: Land of Enchantment; Sunshine State

    New Mexico has the fifth-largest land area in the United States and its culture is as expansive as its mountains and high plateaus. More than most states, it is a combination of high-profile extremes: trendy settlers are moving to the towns east of Santa Fe, living in the same kind of adobe buildings that housed the Pueblo Indians hundreds of years before Europeans set foot on this continent. Artists share the land with scientists at Los Alamos, and half of the state's population is either Hispanic or Native American. Politically, the state is a bellwether, having supported the victorious president almost invariably since Woodrow Wilson in 1912, except in 1976, when New Mexico went for Republican Gerald Ford and the country voted in Democrat Jimmy Carter.


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    RELATED SITES

    NOTE: External sites will open in a new browser window.

    Government:

    New Mexico Secretary of State Home Page
    http://www.sos.state.nm.us/
    New Mexico Bureau of Elections
    http://www.sos.state.nm.us/elect.htm
    New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson's Home Page
    http://www.governor.state.nm.us/
    New Mexico State Senate
    http://legis.state.nm.us/senate_info.html
    New Mexico State House of Representatives
    http://legis.state.nm.us/house_info.html

    News Media:

    State Newspapers

    Santa Fe New Mexican
    http://www.sfnewmexican.com
    Albuquerque Tribune
    http://www.abqtrib.com
    Albuquerque Journal
    http://www.abqjournal.com

    General Interest:

    The White House
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Welcome.html
    The House of Representatives
    http://www.house.gov/
    The Senate
    http://www.senate.gov/
    Library of Congress -- The Legislative Branch
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/congress.html
    Congressional Quarterly's American Voter
    http://voter.cq.com/
    Congressional Quarterly's VoteWatch
    http://pathfinder.com/CQ/
    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    http://thomas.loc.gov/
    Federal Election Commission
    http://www.fec.gov/
    Democratic National Committee
    http://www.democrats.org/
    Republican National Committee
    http://www.rnc.org/
    Project Vote Smart
    http://www.vote-smart.org
    Policy.com
    http://www.policy.com/


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    Updated: October 25, 1998



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