Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Senate Hopeful Loses Bid To Be on Ballot.(New Mexico)

Byline: Journal Staff and Wire Reports

AROUND NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE When absentee voting for the general election begins today, New Mexico voters won't find a three-way race for the U.S. Senate.

Tom Benavides of Albuquerque lost a court challenge Wednesday in which he sought to have his named placed on the ballot as the Reform Party's Senate candidate.

District Judge Art Encinias concluded that he couldn't consider the case because Benavides had failed to properly notify the secretary of state and attorney general that they had been sued. …

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