New Mexico GOP Has A Primary Race For U.S. Senate

Mar 1, 2014

Credit David Clements (R), U.S. Senate candidate

  New Mexico Republican leaders have put more than one candidate on the primary election ballot in two contested races.

More than 500 delegates voted Saturday afternoon for candidates in several federal and state races at the Republican Party of New Mexico's pre-primary convention.

Former state GOP Chairman Allen Weh of Albuquerque and David Clements, a Las Cruces attorney, got more than the necessary 20 percent of delegates' votes for the U.S. Senate race. Weh, who earned 53.2 percent over Clements' 46.8 percent, will get the top listing on the ballot.

Michael Frese, a Corrales business owner, outpaced retired Army officer Richard Priem of Albuquerque, 64.4 to 36.5 percent, in the race for the U.S. District 1 House seat.

Credit Allen Weh (R) U.S. Senate candidate

  In the other races, including governor, the candidates appear to be unopposed.

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