Xochitl Torres Small Faces Challenge from Yvette Herrell Again in 2020
It’s been less than a week since freshman Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) was sworn into Congress, and she already has her first 2020 challenger. Former NM Republican state Representative Yvette Herrell -- who Monday finally said she would not challenge the 2018 midterm results -- on Tuesday announced she would run again in NM’s Second Congressional District. Herrell, who is a member of the Cherokee Nation, had served in the state legislature since 2010 before running for Congress. The Ruidoso, NM native was in real estate before politics. “I’m running for Congress because I believe New Mexicans deserve a Representative who will work hard every day to keep growing our economy, safeguard our way of life from government overreach, and push for solutions and funding to protect our borders,” Herrell said. She will likely face a primary challenge from other Republicans, including former Republican Congressman Steve Pearce, who left the seat open in 2018 when he mounted an unsuccessful bid for Governor. More here.