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New Mexico House Delegation Will Be All Women of Color in Historic First

HeadlineNov 05, 2020

New Mexico has become the first U.S. state to elect women of color as its entire congressional delegation. Democrat Teresa Leger Fernandez is a supporter of Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. Republican Yvette Herrell is a member of the Cherokee Nation and former state representative in New Mexico’s House. They join incumbent Congressmember Deb Haaland, who in 2018 became one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress.

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