Registered major-party voters took to the polls today for New Mexico's primary election. New Mexico Telegram brings you a live blog on what's happening in Democratic race for governor and other contests. From this moment, until the last results are in:
Last Update : 2014/06/04 00:08
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OK, good night by Matthew Reichbach
There hasn't been any real updates in over an hour (excpet the state Reps. Mary Helen Garcia and Tom Anderson appear to have lost).
So good night and thank you to everyone who read this tonight. We'll do it again on general election night -- and maybe we'll find some more reasons to do live blogs between now and then.
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Things are slowing down by Matthew Reichbach
OK, things are slowing down in the counting of votes. Rio Arriba County apparently is, well, being Rio Arriba County. Most of the big races are decided. We'll keep updating if something happens, but the more regular updates are coming to an end -- it's time for me to write the Morning Word.
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Close judge's race in 1st Judicial District Division 6 by Matthew Reichbach
David Thomson has a lead over two other candidates, invluding Matthew Wilson who was appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez. Most of the votes are in.
Lundstrom breezes through the primary by Matthew Reichbach
Rep. Patty Lundstrom easily won her primary, which normally wouldn't be worth mentioning -- except that one of her opponents, Olin Clawson, loaned his campaign over $100,000 in the attempt to defeat Lundstrom.
Mary Helen Garcia goes down? by Matthew ReichbachAnd from that page...
Santa Fe numbers go.. backward? by Matthew Reichbach
Santa Fe previously had 88 of 89 precincts fully reporting. Santa Fe now has 82 of 89 precincts fully reporting.
Lovejoy leads big in PRC, Jones/Soules still close by Matthew Reichbach
There are two contested Democratic PRC races; one is very close and in the other it looks like the incumbent Theresa Becenti-Aguilar is going to lose to former PRC commissioner Lynda Lovejoy.
Roybal may just upset incumbent SF County Commissioner Danny Mayfield by Joey Peters
A 73 vote lead with all but one precinct reporting...
Eichenberg has lead in Treasurer's rate.... by Joey Peters
But realiably liberal northern precincts have yet to come in
Updated : 22:23 Rio Arriba County will never change by Matthew Reichbach
Rio Arriba county clerk not reporting totals so far because at 10:20... "None of the numbers have come in yet." #NM— Erica Zucco (@ericazucco) June 4, 2014
by Matthew Reichbach
Meanwhile in CD1... by Matthew Reichbach
The Republican candidate with the uphill task of taking on Michelle Lujan Grisham will be Mike Frese.
Eichenberg leads in Treasurer's race by Matthew Reichbach
Former State Sen. Tim Eichenberg is still up on former Democratic Party of New Mexico chairman John Wertheim in the State Treasurer's race.
Waiting on Mary Helen Garcia race... by Matthew Reichbach
Incumbent SF County Commissioner Danny Mayfield is down by Joey Peters
Tomas Salazar beats Richard Vigil again by Matthew Reichbach
State REp. Tomas Salazar defeated former STate Rep. Richard Vigil in the second consecutive primary.
They were tdrawn into the same district during the last redistricting session.
Madalena territory still to be counted by Matthew Reichbach
From RIo Rancho Observer reporter Sterling Fluharty
State Rep. James Madelena in trouble? by Matthew Reichbach
State REp. James Madalena is currently down in his primary race to Orlando Lucero with 1,430 votes cast. Lucero leads 54.34 percent to 45.66 percent.
Still super close in HD 1 by Matthew Reichbach
The race for the Republican nomination in HD 1 is still close. Rodney Montoya leads Karen Bayless 51.09 percent to 48.91 percent with 1,873 votes cast.
There goes one piece of trivia by Matthew Reichbach
With king's likely win, that means that Gary King is the first candidate to fail to reach 20 percent at the pre-primary convention and then go on to win the primary.
That piece of trivia, I believe, reached across both parties and in all statewide and federal races until King's victory today.
Johnson leads in HD 5 by Matthew Reichbach
House District 5, currently held by Sandra Jeff, currently has Doreen Johnson leading Charles Long.
Jeff was booted from the ballot for not having enough valid signatures. She has said she will run a write-in campaign this fall. There is no Republican candidate.
$450,000 spent out of pocket by Joey Peters
Meanwhile, in the Santa Fe County Commission race by Joey Peters
Updated : 21:27 Hmm, I wonder why... by Matthew Reichbach
Looks like King wants to get the live TV hit.
KOB calls it for Gary King, too by Joey Peters
KING PROJECTED TO WIN DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY by Matthew Reichbach
Attorney General Gary King is projected to win the Democratic primary for governor.
KOB also projected King to win.
He will face incumbent Susana Martinez in the general election.
King still trending up by Matthew Reichbach
Gary King is still trending up.
While Alan Webber has a big portion of Santa Fe County's votes, he isn't really winning anywhere else.
Howie Morales is cleaning up in southwest New Mexican counties -- but these aren't nearly as heavily populated as Bernalillo County (where King is winning) or Santa Fe (Webber).
There are a lot of Democratic votes in the Hispanic North, most of which hasn't come in yet (King is taking 43.58 percent of San Miguel County's votes that are counted so far), so it will be interesting to see where those votes go.
King still only candidate over 30 percent. by Matthew Reichbach
Despite the big numbers from Santa Fe County for Webber, King is slowly pushing his total up again. He's now at 31.5 percent. Webber remains in seconds with 25.23 percent.
Martinez to speak soon by Matthew Reichbach
She'll want to speak in time for the 10:00 news. Unlikely the Democratic candidate will be decided by then for the TV news broadcasts.
Matthew Wilson with narrow lead to keep his judge seat by Joey Peters
And in the CD3 race... by Matthew Reichbach
Ben Ray Lujan leads (as everyone thought he would). But in early numbers, Robert Blanch is getting nearly 1/4 of the votes. Some thought he would struggle to get 10 percent (and he might still finish very low).
Donita Sena leading for Santa Fe Magistrate Judge by Joey Peters
Updated : 20:50 Race to replace Tom Taylor by Matthew Reichbach
The race to get the Republican nomination to replace Tom Taylor in House District 1 is very, very close. Just two votes separate Karen Bayless from Rodney Montoya with 1,094 votes in. Alfred Glass awaits the winner.
Treasurer's race still razor-thin by Matthew Reichbach
Eichenberg is maintaining a narrow, narrow lead over John Wertheim in the bitterly-fought Democratic State Treasurer primary. About 1.5 percent separate the two.
Webber shooting up statewide as Santa Fe numbers come in by Joey Peters
Santa Fe early numbers show Webber with lead in county by Joey Peters
Randy Saavedra down in attempt to replace his dad, Kiki Saavedra by Matthew Reichbach
With 514 votes in, he has 22.37 percent of the vote. This is the race to replace Kiki Saavedra, the longtime head of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee; Randy Saavedra is his son.
AP CALLS IT FOR WEH by Matthew Reichbach
What's the holdup Santa Fe? by Joey Peters
Javier Martinez with good showing to replace Rick Miera by Joey Peters
This Treasurer race by Joey Peters
Is pretttttty close so far.
Speaking of the GOP... by Matthew Reichbach
Weh with 65% of the vote so far in GOP US Senate primary by Matthew Reichbach
Doesn't look like, without a massive change soon, that Clements will be able to pull off the upset.Still nothing from his home county of Dona Ana, though.
More and more numbers trickling in by Matthew Reichbach
King is maintining his lead. 23,342 votes in, he has 32.24 percent of the vote. Morales is in second with 21.47 percent, clustered with Webber and Rael. Lopez way, way back with 7.78 percent.
While we wait for election-day numbers to be counted by Matthew Reichbach
I have a few thoughts on the new Secretary of State website. It is definitely a better-looking and cleaner site.
I would like an option to have ALL the races on one page instead of separating the federal races, statewide races, legislative races, etc. on different pages.
The county-level stuff is nice, though.
Meanwhile, in the race I know everyone is paying attention to... by Joey Peters
One hour since the polls closed by Matthew Reichbach
Here's a picture of a lady with a bird on her shoulder
On those weird vote totals from earlier by Matthew Reichbach
(Thanks, Bill S.)