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2022 New Mexico Primary Election Results

In the New Mexico primary on Tuesday, five Republican candidates are competing to face Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The incumbent is privileged to keep her job in a state where Democrats control all state offices and dominate the Legislative Assembly.

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Former TV weatherman Mark Ronchetti and State Rep. Rebecca Dow are top GOP candidates in a contest over concerns about US border security, crime in urban areas, inflation and teaching about race and ethnicity in a heavily Latino and Native American state.

Democratic voters are deciding on a candidate for the state’s top law enforcement official to succeed Attorney General Hector Balderas. Albuquerque-based District Attorney Raúl Torrez is competing with State Auditor Brian Colón in a fierce campaign with few ideological divisions.

Associated Press writer Morgan Lee in Santa Fe, NM contributed to this report.


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