Guns, oil and outside money: The expensive race for southern New Mexico

Guns, oil and outside money: The expensive race for southern New Mexico

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia and the US Department of the Interior. Editor’s note: A previous version of this story ran in the Daily Lobo’s print edition on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. That story has been updated with quotes from one of the candidates that came in after deadline. One of the closest congressional races in the country is taking place in southern New Mexico: House District 2, contested between incumbent Democrat Xochitl Torres Small and Republican and former state legislator Yvette Herrell. The race is a rematch of the 2018 election, which Torres Small won by only about 4,000 votes — and polling indicates the race is tight once again. After two years in Congress, the Torres Small campaign has experience and a voting record which they believe demonstrates the representative’s understanding of the district and its unique policy needs. “Voters can look at the bipartisan work she’s done to secure the border, expand rural health care, and to protect New Mexico’s public lands,” the Torres Small campaign told The Daily Lobo . “(She) approaches all legislation from the impact it would have on her constituents.” Herrell, meanwhile, has touted her new campaign team and the fact that President Donald Trump is the Republican presidential nominee as evidence that she has momentum on her side. “I am a better, stronger candidate this time,” Herrell said. “Republican enthusiasm in New Mexico is also sky high with President Trump at the top of the ticket.” Trump endorsed Herrell via Twitter on […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.