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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Ben Luján (D-N.M.)

Chief Deputy Whip; DCCC Chairman

District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: N.M. Public Regulation Commission, 2005-09; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-present
Born: June 7, 1972; Santa Fe, N.M.
Residence: Nambe
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Single
Education: U. of New Mexico, attended 1990-95; New Mexico Highlands U., B.B.A. 2007
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology; Health)

Election History
2014generalBen Lujan (D) 113,24961.5
Jefferson Byrd (R) 70,77538.4
2012generalBen Lujan (D) 167,10363.1
Jefferson Byrd (R) 97,61636.9
2010generalBen Lujan (D) 120,04857.0
Tom Mullins (R) 90,61743.0
2008generalBen Lujan (D) 161,29256.7
Daniel East (R) 86,61830.5
Carol Miller (I) 36,34812.8
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow New Mexico Rep. Steve Pearce (R) is 197th.


New Mexico is 36th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@repBenRayLujan)

Rep. Ben Luján has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.