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New Mexico Governor and Senate: Incumbents in Control

Richardson and Bingaman Maintain Firm Double-Digit Leads

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is poised to cruise to a second term according to the most recent Rasmussen Reports election survey. Richardson leads his Republican challenger, John Dendahl, 61% to 26%. A strong showing by Richardson in November likely may bolster his standing as a viable challenger for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

Switching to the Senate, incumbent Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D) is maintaining a comfortable lead over Republican challenger Allen McCulloch, 56% to 32%.

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