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2020 United States Senate election in New Mexico

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  BenLujan2016 (cropped).jpg Mark Ronchetti.jpg
Nominee Ben Ray Luján Mark Ronchetti
Party Democrat Republican
Popular vote 474,483 418,483
Percentage 51.7% 45.6 %

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County Results
Luján:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Ronchetti:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

U.S. Senator before election

Tom Udall
Democrat

Elected U.S. Senator

Ben Ray Luján
Democrat

An election happened on November 3, 2020, to elect a Senator from the U.S. state of New Mexico. The two people in the election were Ben Ray Luján (Democratic Party) and Mark Ronchetti (Republican Party). Ben Ray Luján won the election and became a senator for the first time.

Three primary elections were held on June 2, 2020. There was one person in the Libertarian Party's primary but three people in the Republican and Democrat primaries.

Democratic Party primary

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Ben Ray Luján 225,082 100.00%
Total votes 225,082 100.00%

Republican Party primary

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Ronchetti 89,216 56.49%
Republican Elisa Martinez 41,240 26.11%
Republican Gavin Clarkson 27,471 17.39%
Total votes 157,927 100.00%

Libertarian Party primary

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Bob Walsh 1,454 100.00%
Total votes 1,454 100.00%

Results

United States Senate election in New Mexico, 2020
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democrat Ben Ray Luján 474,483 51.73% -3.83%
Republican Mark Ronchetti 418,483 45.62% +1.18%
Libertarian Bob Walsh 24,271 2.65% N/A
Total votes 917,237 100.0% N/A
Democrat hold

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