Posted at: 03/21/2014 10:47 AM
By: The Associated Press
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Two-fifths of the state legislators seeking re-election are unopposed this year.
Sixty of the 70 members of the state House of Representatives are running for another two-term term.
The Legislative Council Service reports that two dozen incumbents - 13 Democrats and 11 Republicans - face no primary or general election opponent from a major political party. That gives them a clear path to re-election unless a minor party or independent candidate files for office in June.
Twenty-seven incumbents - a dozen Democrats and 15 Republicans - have opposition only in the November general election.
Seven incumbents - six Democrats and one Republican - only have primary election opposition. Two members - one Democrat and one Republican - drew primary and general election opponents.
Democrats hold a 37-33 House majority.
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