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Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.)

  • District: Senior Senator from New Mexico
  • Residence: Santa Fe
  • Born: October 3, 1943; El Paso, Texas
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Family: Wife, Anne Bingaman; one child
  • Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1965 (government); Stanford U., J.D. 1968
  • Military Service: Army Reserve 1968-74
  • Political Highlights: N.M. attorney general, 1979-83; U.S. Senate, 1983-2013
  • Elected: Elected: 1982 (5th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Natural Resources - Chairman; Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure - Chairman; Fiscal Responsibility & Economic Growth; Health Care); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Employment & Workplace Safety; Primary Health & Aging); Joint Economic
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State Information: New Mexico

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Martin Heinrich (D) 395,717 51%
Heather Wilson (R) 351,260 45.3%
Jon Barrie (IA) 28,199 3.6%
Robert Anderson (I) 617 0.1%
2006 general Jeff Bingaman (D) 394,365 70.6%
Allen McCulloch (R) 163,826 29.3%
2000 general Tom Benavides (REF)    
Jeff Bingaman (D) 363,744 61.7%
Bill Redmond (R) 225,517 38.2%
Orlin G. Cole (Write-In) 265 0%
1994 general Jeff Bingaman (D) 249,989 54%
Colin R. McMillan (R) 213,025 46%
Francesca Lobato (D) 130 0%
Orlin G. Cole (Write-In) 52 0%
1988 general Jeff Bingaman (D) 321,983 63%
Bill Valentine (R) 186,579 37%
1982 general Jeff Bingaman (D) 217,682 54%
Harrison "Jack" Schmitt (R) 187,128 46%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 : 52.99% : 42.84%
2008 Barack Obama: 56.91% John McCain: 41.78%
2004 John Kerry: 49% George W. Bush: 50%
2000 Al Gore: 48% George W. Bush: 48%
1996 Bill Clinton: 49% Robert Dole: 41%
1992 Bill Clinton: 46% George H. W. Bush: 37%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 47% George H. W. Bush: 52%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 39% :

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