New Mexico's 2nd congressional district

U.S. House district in southern New Mexico

New Mexico's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the state of New Mexico. The district is the 5th largest congressional district in the United States of America and the largest district that is not the entire state. The district is currently represented by Republican Yvette Herrell. Yvette Herrell defeated the incumbent Democrate Xochitl Torres Small in the 2020 United States House of Representatives elections. The district was one of the 15 districts who used to have a Democrat representative but now a Republican representative in the 2020 elections.

New Mexico's 2nd congressional district
New Mexico US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
New Mexico's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Yvette Herrell
RAlamogordo
Distribution
  • 70.82% urban
  • 29.18% rural
Population (2019)705,615
Median income$46,817[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+6[2]

Election historyEdit

Year Office Result
2000 President Bush 54 - 43%
2004 President Bush 58 - 41%
2008 President McCain 50 - 49%
2012 President Romney 52 - 45%
2016 President Trump 50 - 40%
2018 Senate Heinrich 46 - 40%
2018 Governor Pearce 53 - 47%
2020 President Trump 55 - 43%
2000 United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico: District 2[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (Incumbent) 100,742 58.11
Democratic Michael A. Montoya 72,614 41.89
Total votes 173,356 100.0
Republican hold
2002 United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico: District 2[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce 79,631 56.23
Democratic John Arthur Smith 61,916 43.72
Green George L. Dewey (as a write-in) 43 0.03
Republican Padraig M. Lynch (as a write-in) 39 0.02
Total votes 141,629 100.0
Republican hold
2004 United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico: District 2[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce (Incumbent) 130,498 60.20
Democratic Gary King 86,292 39.80
Total votes 216,790 100.0
Republican hold
2006 United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico: District 2[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce (Incumbent) 92,620 59.42
Democratic Albert Kissling 63,119 40.49
Democratic C. Dean Burk (as a write-in) 135 0.09
Total votes 155,874 100.0
Republican hold
2008 United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico: District 2[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry Teague 129,572 55.96
Republican Edward R. Tinsley 101,980 44.04
Total votes 231,552 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican
2010 United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico: District 2[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce 94,053 55.40
Democratic Harry Teague (Incumbent) 75,709 44.60
Total votes 169,762 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic
2012 United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico: District 2[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce 133,180 59.06
Democratic Evelyn Madrid Erhard 92,162 40.87
Independent Jack A. McGrann (Write-In) 173 0.8
Total votes 225,515 100.0
Republican hold
2014 United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico: District 2[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce 95,209 64.43
Democratic Rocky Lara 52,499 35.52
Republican Jack McGrann (Write-In) 69 0.05
Total votes 147,777 100
Republican hold
2016 United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico: District 2[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce (Incumbent) 143,514 62.72
Democratic Merrie Lee Soules 85,232 37.25
Republican Jack A McGrann (write in) 70 0.03
Total votes 228,816 100
Republican hold
2018 United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico: District 2[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xochitl Torres Small 101,489 50.90
Republican Yvette Herrell 97,767 49.10
Total votes 199,256 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican
New Mexico's 2nd congressional district election, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Yvette Herrell 142,169 53.75
Democratic Xochitl Torres Small (incumbent) 122,314 46.25
Total votes 264,483 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic


ReferencesEdit

  1. Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. "2000 Election Results" (PDF).
  4. "2002 Election Results" (PDF).
  5. "2004 Election Results" (PDF).
  6. "2006 Election Results" (PDF).
  7. "2008 Election Results" (PDF).
  8. "2010 Election Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
  9. "Statewide Results". New Mexico Secretary of State. Archived from the original on December 27, 2017.
  10. "Official Results General Election - November 4, 2014". New Mexico Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
  11. "Election Night Results - November 8, 2016". New Mexico Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  12. "Election Night Results - November 6, 2018". New Mexico Secretary of State. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 7, 2018.