Nikolewski: New Mexico going blue in elections

By | November 19th, 2012

Yes, it’s true. New Mexico is blue.

It’s clear we are no longer a swing state, teetering between Republican red and Democrat blue.

On Election Night, President Obama beat Mitt Romney by 10 points statewide while in the US Senate race, Democrat Martin Heinrich defeated Republican Heather Wilson by 5.

In the 3rd Congressional District race, Ben Ray Luján received 63 percent of the vote, which tells me that even if conservatives could reincarnate Winston Churchill, as long as he had an “R” next to his name, he’d lose in northern New Mexico.

Read the full column at Capitol Report New Mexico, which was also published by the Santa Fe New Mexican.

[The above Nov. 7 KRQE video profiles election results from New Mexico’s three U.S. House races.]