Blake Driver http://kunm.org en Heinrich Wins Open U.S. Senate Seat http://kunm.org/post/heinrich-wins-open-us-senate-seat <p>Former U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich delivered his acceptance speech for the Senate seat that Jeff Bingaman, also a Democrat who has served a total of five terms, is vacating.</p><p>At the Republican Party of New Mexico's election headquarters at a hotel a few blocks away, former congresswoman Heather Wilson delivered her concession speech, wishing Heinrich a successful term in office and asking him to hold up the promises he's made to NM voters.</p><p>KUNM host Elaine Baumgartel, who has been delivering live coverage of local races since 6 p.m., called Wilson's speech "classy."</p><p></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 05:55:34 +0000 Blake Driver 20924 at http://kunm.org Heinrich Wins Open U.S. Senate Seat Victories for Lujan, Pearce and Lujan Grisham http://kunm.org/post/victories-lujan-pearce-and-lujan-grisham <p>All three of New Mexico's congressional races have been decided, with the results indicating a small change in state politics.</p><p>According to the Associated Press, New Mexico voters have decided to grant U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., a third straight term representing the state's 3rd congressional district, while Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., has wrapped up his fifth win in District 2, the state's southernmost congressional district.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:16:29 +0000 Blake Driver 20923 at http://kunm.org