2018 Gubernatorial Race: State: New Mexico ( Michelle Grisham v Steve Pearce )


Race Status

RESULT: Michelle Lujan Grisham (Dem)

Strong Dem
INCUMBENT PARTY: Rep last updated: 10-15-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 03/13/2018
Primaries: 06/05/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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Democratic Candidate

Dem Candidate

Michelle Grisham

Jeff Apodaca
Joseph Cervantes

Rep Candidate

Republican Candidate
Steve Pearce

Pundit Opinions

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Current Gubernatorial Scoreboard
Bottom Line

Democrats have high hopes of a pick-up in New Mexico. Current Governor Susanna Martinez was once a Republican rising star but that seems like a very long time ago. Believing that this Democratic leaning state is ready to elect a Democratic governor, there’s a lot of interest in the Democratic primary. On the Republican side, however, Congressman Steve Pearce is giving up a safe House seat to run for the Governor’s mansion.

2018 New Mexico Data Card
New Mexico Demographics
Demographic State Nation
Gender 49.5% Male
50.5%% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity 44.5% White/Hispanic
38.1% White/Caucasian
10.6% Native American
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home 35.8% 21.1%
High School Grad Rate 85.4% 87.5%
College Grad Rate 27.2% 31.3%
Per Capita Income $25,146 $31,128
Unemployment 6.7% 4.1
Median Age 37.7 37.9
Population 2081015 325.7 mil
Square Miles 121298.5 3,796,742
Population per SqMi 117.2 185.8
People per Household 2.7 2.7
Foreign Born 9.5% 13.5%
Veteran 9.0% 7.4%
Geographic Mobility 14.1% 14.6%
Data Credits
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile
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