Primary Season

Albuquerque voters will be able to choose two new members of Congress in 2012.

Senator Jeff Bingaman (D) retired after five terms in office. Representative Martin Heinrich (D) left his seat in the 1st Congressional District to run for the open senate seat. That means his U.S House seat will be a race to watch.

Three Democrats are vying for the party’s nomination on the ballot in November – former Albuquerque mayor Marty Chavez, State Senator Eric Griego and Bernalillo County Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham. I covered the Democratic 1st Congressional District primary for NMPolitics.net:

Chávez’s past may be a ‘double-edged sword’

Griego: ‘People want you to stand for something’

Grisham has already defied expectations

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