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New Mexico may elect historic all-female US House delegation

Posted at 11:15 PM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 02:15:15-04

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico voters are on the verge of sending a historic all-female U.S. House delegation to Congress, no matter which party wins races.

And the state's three congresswoman may be all women of color, another milestone.

Latina and Native American candidates are running in all primaries in each contests and have been among the top fundraisers.

Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland, who is Laguna Pueblo, is running for re-election for her Albuquerque seat.

Democratic Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, who is Mexican American, is running for re-election for her southern New Mexico seat.

Women in both the Republican and Democratic primaries are running for the open northern New Mexico seat.