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

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

Election History
2006generalJeff Bingaman (D) 394,36570.6
Allen McCulloch (R) 163,82629.3
2000generalJeff Bingaman (D) 363,74461.7
Bill Redmond (R) 225,51738.3
Orlin Cole () 2650.0
1994generalJeff Bingaman (D) 249,98954.0
Colin McMillan (R) 213,02546.0
Francesca Lobato (D) 1300.0
Orlin Cole () 520.0
1988generalJeff Bingaman (D) 321,98363.0
Bill Valentine (R) 186,57937.0
1982generalJeff Bingaman (D) 217,68254.0
Harrison Schmitt (R) 187,12846.0
Roll Call Vitals


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


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