Wilson, Heinrich, Lujan-Grisham Advance

Former U.S. Congresswoman Heather Wilson easily defeated rival Greg Sowards to win the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate yesterday. Martin Heinrich also enjoyed an easy win over State Auditor Hector Balderas to win the Democratic Party nomination for U.S. Senate. These two will face off in November. And in a stunning come from behind win versus the polls, Michelle Lujan-Grisham defeated Eric Griego for the Democratic Party nomination in New Mexico Congressional District #1. She will now face Janice Arnold-Jones in November. Griego blew what many pollsters suggested was a sizeable lead when stories began to surface last month that Griego had failed to appear in court on eleven different occasions for traffic violations. His failures to appear triggered multiple bench warrants for his arrest. Griego had the early backing of public employee unions. Public employee unions took another beating in Wisconsin yesterday when Governor Scott Walker survived a recall attempt orchestrated by angry public employee union officials. In her win over Griego, Michelle Lujan-Grisham was also able to overcome reports that cast her as a serial late payer of her property taxes. Former Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez finished a distant third in the CD#1 race. You can view most of yesterday's primary election results here: News New Mexico



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