Yvette Herrell defeats incumbent Xochitl Torres Small in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District

Yvette Herrell (R) defeated incumbent Xochitl Torres Small (D) and Steve Jones (I) in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District.

The race was one of 56 U.S. House rematches ongoing this year; Herrell and Small ran for the then-open seat in 2018, as incumbent Steve Pearce (R) sought the governorship. That year, Torres Small defeated Herrell 51% to 49% to flip the seat.

This was also one of 30 U.S. House seats Democrats were defending this year that President Trump (R) carried in 2016. That year, he defeated Hillary Clinton (D) 50% to 40% in the 2nd District.

This is one of three districts so far where the New York Times, CNN, ABC, NBC, and FOX News have each called as a Democratic to Republican flip. The other two districts (Minnesota’s 7th and Oklahoma’s 5th) also went to President Trump by margins of 10 percentage points or greater in 2016. The five outlets have called two districts as Republican to Democratic flips, both North Carolina districts that were redrawn last year.




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