Now that Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-Nambe/Santa Fe) has announced that he will run for the Senate, candidates for the open 3rd District House seat are coming forward. So far, three individuals have announced, all Democrats. Freshman state Rep. Joe Sanchez (D-Alcalde) is the only elected official who has entered the race, but others are soon expected. Businessman and former state legislative candidate Mark McDonald is now in the race, as is 2018 state Representative candidate Cameron Chick, Sr.
The Democratic primary winner will hold the inside track to winning the seat in the general election. Republicans are not expected to make a major push in this northern New Mexico district considering its long history as a Democratic stronghold.
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