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10:24 am
Tue June 1, 2010

Big Wins For Martinez And Pearce In GOP Primary

New Mexico – Dona Ana County District Attorney Susana Martinez will take on Lt. Gov. Diane Denish in the New Mexico Governor's race in November. Martinez handily defeated four other GOP contenders.

Former Second District Congressman Steve Pearce defeated challenger Cliff Pirtle for the chance to take on incumbent Democrat Harry Teague.

In the Lieutenant Governor's race in November, Democrat Brian Colon will face Republican John Sanchez after both men won in their respective primaries.

In the GOP primary for a seat on the Public Regulation Commission, Ben Hall beat three challengers for the chance to face Bill McCamley, who was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Final results:
U.S. House District 2 GOP - Primary

496 of 496 precincts - 100 percent

x-Steve Pearce 32,689 - 85 percent

Cliff Pirtle 5,873 - 15 percent


U.S. House District 3 GOP - Primary

493 of 539 precincts - 91 percent

x-Tom Mullins 22,310 - 71 percent

Adam Kokesh 9,011 - 29 percent


Governor GOP - Primary

1,463 of 1,509 precincts - 97 percent

x-Susana Martinez 60,834 - 51 percent

Allen Weh 33,042 - 28 percent

Doug Turner 13,941 - 12 percent

Pete V. Domenici Jr. 8,396 - 7 percent

Janice Arnold-Jones 3,676 - 3 percent


Lieutenant Governor Dem - Primary

1,456 of 1,509 precincts - 96 percent

x-Brian Colon 33,849 - 29 percent

Lawrence Rael 28,719 - 25 percent

Jose Campos 23,143 - 20 percent

Linda Lopez 17,166 - 15 percent

Gerald Ortiz y Pino 14,342 - 12 percent


Lieutenant Governor GOP - Primary

1,456 of 1,509 precincts - 96 percent

x-John Sanchez 44,998 - 40 percent

Kent Cravens 35,844 - 31 percent

Brian Moore 33,048 - 29 percent


Land Commissioner Dem - Primary

1,456 of 1,509 precincts - 96 percent

x-Ray Powell 46,002 - 41 percent

Harry Montoya 39,244 - 35 percent

Sandy Jones 28,065 - 25 percent


Land Commissioner GOP - Primary

1,456 of 1,509 precincts - 96 percent

x-Matthew Rush 67,623 - 66 percent

Bob Cornelius 35,108 - 34 percent


Pub Reg Commission District 2 GOP - Primary

296 of 296 precincts - 100 percent

x-Patrick Lyons 15,656 - 61 percent

Robert Corn 10,217 - 39 percent


Pub Reg Commission District 4 Dem - Primary

278 of 285 precincts - 98 percent

Hank Hughes 5,077 - 22 percent

Andrew Lopez 4,762 - 20 percent

George Galanis 5,245 - 22 percent

x-Theresa Becenti-Aguilar 8,519 - 36 percent

Pub Reg Commission District 5 GOP - Primary

282 of 282 precincts - 100 percent

Robert Maez 2,051 - 10 percent

Jamie Estrada 4,213 - 21 percent

x-Ben Hall 7,032 - 36 percent

D. Kent Evans 6,471 - 33 percent


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