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Riding a wave of Democratic enthusiasm that swept several Democrats into statehouse seats, the Democrat thumped Republican congressman Steve Pearce.

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“It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” said Vigil, a College of Santa Fe graduate who earned his law degree at Georgetown University Law School.

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Public Regulation Commission race

Progressive Fischmann leads Republican opponent

The election results will not change the partisan makeup of the PRC, with Democrats retaining a 4-1 edge. But Fischmann’s election promises to bring a more progressive edge to the commission.

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On one end, Albuquerque is turning a brighter shade of blue, with once reliably Republican districts turning into battlegrounds, but Democrats may struggle to hang on to conservative areas.

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The Republican reported $137,705 in new contributions and $61,914 cash on hand. The Democrat raised $129,206 in the last reporting period and has a balance of $41,898.

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The Republican candidate’s recent campaign videos include footage of the president and urge viewers to “vote Mick Rich to secure our borders.”

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Republican Steve Pearce continues to amplify his argument that his Democratic rival for governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, is unfit to serve because of her former co-ownership of Delta.

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Pearce is riding name recognition that comes from a decade-plus in the state’s congressional delegation while also trying to demonstrate he’s not who voters might have heard he is.

Unlike many showboats in the Senate, Heinrich does his work diligently and with little fanfare. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján is doing a good job for the 3rd Congressional District.

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Neither of the other candidates is opposed to abortion or legalizing marijuana, and no one else, Mich Rich’s campaign says, is going to work with President Donald Trump.