Some NM lawmakers running unopposed


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Two-fifths of the state legislators seeking re-election are unopposed this year.

Sixty of the 70 members of the state House of Representatives are running for another two-term term.

The Legislative Council Service reports that two dozen incumbents – 13 Democrats and 11 Republicans – face no primary or general election opponent from a major political party. That gives them a clear path to re-election unless a minor party or independent candidate files for office in June.

Twenty-seven incumbents – a dozen Democrats and 15 Republicans – have opposition only in the November general election.

Seven incumbents – six Democrats and one Republican – only have primary election opposition. Two members – one Democrat and one Republican – drew primary and general election opponents.

Democrats hold a 37-33 House majority.

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