Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Tom Udall Elected To Second Term.

Byline: Morgan Lee Journal Staff Writer

Democrat Easily Holds 3rd District


Democrat Tom Udall appeared headed toward an easy win for a second term in Congress late Tuesday night, reaffirming traditional Democratic strength in the 3rd Congressional District covering most of northern New Mexico.

Republican state Rep. Lisa Lutz of Rio Rancho challenged Udall by running on a platform of limited federal government and promises to clamp down on wasteful federal spending and intrusive regulations.

But in late returns Tuesday night, Udall had a comfortable lead.

"I'm really honored to be re-elected," Udall said. "I think this is an exciting night to be a winner. I think we're going to win the House back," he said. …

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