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Climbing the political ladder can be risky

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By Jay Miller

SANTA FE — It appears only two state senators will be trying to climb the political ladder this year. Senators have four-year terms, as do statewide elected officials.

Those offices – governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, auditor, treasurer and land commissioner – all are elected in even-numbered years with no presidential election.

State Senate elections are held at the same time as presidential elections. That means state senators are in the middle of their four-year terms when statewide officials are elected.

So senators can take a shot at statewide office while not giving up their Senate seats unless they happen to win that higher office. Years ago, state Senate seats were staggered, so only half of them were able to keep their seats while running for higher office. But they wised up.

Every four years, several senators usually jump into a statewide or congressional race. The small number looking at higher office this year likely is due to the secretary of state, attorney general, auditor and treasurer all being eligible to run for a second term.


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