Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Kelly Pulls Closer To Incumbent Wilson.

Byline: Copyright 2000 Albuquerque Journal By John J. Lumpkin Journal Staff Writer

Democrat John Kelly has gained ground on Rep. Heather Wilson in the 1st Congressional District, but the incumbent Republican continued to lead among voters polled last week.

Wilson was supported by 46 percent compared to Kelly's 40 percent. Green Party candidate Dan Kerlinsky received 6 percent. The other 8 percent said they were undecided or supported none of the candidates.

The poll surveyed 430 likely voters in the 1st Congressional District, which encompasses Albuquerque and some of the surrounding area. With the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points, Wilson's lead could be much larger, or Kelly could be slightly ahead. …

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