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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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