November 4th, 2008
09:17 PM ET
9 years ago

CNN projects Udall wins New Mexico Senate race

(CNN) - CNN projects that Democrat Rep. Tom Udall of New Mexico has defeated Republican Rep. Steve Pearce for the Senate seat held by retiring GOP Sen. Pete Domenici.

When Domenici announced his retirement, the state's entire congressional delegation lined up to replace him. But Pearce emerged battered from his primary battle with fellow GOP Rep. Heather Wilson, and Udall boasted a far bigger campaign war chest.

So Domenici's retirement didn't just cost his party a Senate seat - Wilson's primary season loss and Pearce's general election defeat mean the race also ended up claiming both the state's Republican congressman.

The win, long expected by Republicans, marks a pickup for the Democratic Party.

Filed under: New Mexico
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. zionvier

    Huh, funny, I wonder if the Mark Udall in Colorado is the same family.

    November 4, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  2. former gop

    The good guys always win in the end!

    November 4, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  3. Miami for Obama


    November 4, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  4. az udall fan

    Mark Udall and Tom Udall are cousins! Their fathers were brothers

    November 4, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    This is a picture of Mark Udall from Colorado, running for Senate, not Tom Udall (his cousin) from NM.

    November 4, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  6. soos

    reat news however this photo is not Tom Udall, maybe it's the Colorado Udall running.

    November 4, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  7. vote! OBAMA-BIDEN NOV.4th


    November 4, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |