New Mexico Democrats solidify control with midterm elections
November 8, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats ran roughshod over Republican candidates in New Mexico's midterm election, taking control of the governor's office, sweeping major statewide races and ensuring Democratic control of the state's top two courts.
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham won the governor's race in a landslide to succeed termed-out Republican Gov. Susana Martinez amid frustration over the state's struggling public education system, entrenched poverty and a boom-and-bust economy closely tethered to the oil industry.
She defeated U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, whose congressional district alo...
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