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Democrat Melanie Stansbury Clinches New Mexico House Seat in Special Election

HeadlineJun 02, 2021

In New Mexico, Democratic state Representative Melanie Stansbury defeated Republican state Senator Mark Moores in a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. The Democrats now hold 220 seats in the House, and Republicans 211, with four seats vacant. Stansbury, who previously worked in the Obama administration, has backed progressive policies including Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.

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