1997 New Mexico's 3rd congressional district special election

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A special election was held in the historically Democratic New Mexico's 3rd congressional district after the resignation of Bill Richardson, who became the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Bill Redmond won the May 13 election and became the only Republican to ever represent this district.

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New Mexico's 3rd congressional district special election, 1997[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Redmond 43,559 42.75
Democratic Eric P. Serna 40,542 39.79
Green Carol Miller 17,101 16.78
Libertarian Ed Nagel 393 0.39
Reform Daniel Pearlman 304 0.30
Total votes 101,899 100%
Republican gain from Democratic

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