Luján wins Senate seat

Luján wins Senate seat

From the Las Vegas Optic

Democrat Ben Ray Luján defeated Republican Mark Ronchetti and Libertarian Bob Walsh Tuesday to win New Mexico’s open seat in the U.S. Senate.

Luján took an early lead Tuesday as ballots began being counted, and held a narrow lead throughout the evening. The Associated Press declared Luján the winner just before 10 p.m.

Luján won 51 percent of the vote, according to unofficial vote counts from the Secretary of State’s Office. Ronchetti captured 46 percent of the vote, with Walsh taking 3 percent.