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Local News
10:55 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Heinrich Wins Open U.S. Senate Seat

Rep. Martin Heinrich file photo

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.

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.

KUNM host Elaine Baumgartel, who has been delivering live coverage of local races since 6 p.m., called Wilson's speech "classy."

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Local News
9:16 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Victories for Lujan, Pearce and Lujan Grisham

All three of New Mexico's congressional races have been decided, with the results indicating a small change in state politics.

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.

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