Heinrich and Lujan Score Big at Democratic Pre-Primary Convention

Former New Mexico House Speaker Ben Lujan high fives son Rep. Ben Ray Lujan who won the Democratic Party Pre-Primary Convention garnering 91.91 percent of the delegate’s vote to Harry B. Montoya’s 8.09 percent at the Albuquerque Convention Center Saturday. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Convention results:

U.S. Senate:

Martin Heinrich907 votes (54.77%), Hector Balderas 749 votes (45.32%)


U.S. House of Representatives:

Congressional District 1: Michelle Lujan Grisham 179 votes (25.94%), Eric G. Griego 281 votes (40.72%), Martin J. Chavez 230 votes (33.33%)

Congressional District 2: Frank McKinnon 42 votes, Evelyn Madrid Erhard 305 votes (87.9%)

Congressional District 3: Harry B. Montoya 50 (8.09%), Ben Ray Lujan 568 votes (91.91%)


New Mexico Court of Appeals: Victor Lopez 614 votes (37.35%), M. Monica Zamora 1,030 votes (62.65%)

Los Alamos Democratic Party Delegates Greg Kendall and Chris Chandler with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan. Photo by Karen Kendall


Rep. Martin Heinrich with wife Julie. Henrich received 54.77 percent of the votes from delegates in his bid for U.S. Senate over opponent Hector Balderas’ 45.32 percent. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com


Los Alamos delegates from left, Chris Chandler, Greg Kendall, George Chandler, Mike Wheeler and Kyle Wheeler. Photo by Karen Kendall


Democrats packed the Albuquerque Convention Center Saturday for the 2012 Pre-Primary Convention. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com


Retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman greets delegates at the Pre-Primary Convention. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com


State Auditor Hector Balderas garnered 20 percent or more of the delegates’ vote guaranteeing him a spot on the June Primary Election ballot. Even though he came in second, Balderas is considered to have done surprisingly well against Martin Heinrich in the Democratic race for the U.S. Senate. Photo by Greg Kendall.ladailypost.com


Supporters are elated by U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s big victory in his run for re-election. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com


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