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NM-1 is the Central district of the state and includes Albuquerque. This is one of those districts that votes for Republicans for Congress that Kerry carried. By a hair. Patricia Madrid, the challenger, is a term-limited Attorney General (her predecessor was Tom Udall, the Congressman in NM-3). She has been in a dead-heat with Heather Wilson since February. There's a lot going on here. This district is far to the Left of the four-term incumbent, the first female military academy graduate to serve in Congress, but Patsy has won statewide elections twice. There's gonna be a shitload of money in this race, and, right now, Wilson's got the lion's share of it. Nonetheless, there are articles out there that say this will be the closest race in the country. I can see that.
NM-1: Stay up late on 11/7 and stick some champagne in the freezer. Madrid by 540 votes!
NM-2 is the Southern portion of the state and includes Las Cruses and Roswell. Our guy, Al Kissling, is doing everything he can in a red district. He's got an uphill battle, but he's also got Bill Richardson and Jeff Bingaman upballot from him. Plus the district is 48% Hispanic, and that's gotta be a point in his favor.
NM-2: Likely to stay Red
NM-3 is the Northern portion of the state, including Santa Fe, Taos and other lefty places. Tom Udall is safe.
NM-3: Safe Blue
Running tally: 13 pick-ups