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November 6, 2020 Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists break down results from key elections in New Mexico. They first look at the Senate race and the especially contentious race for the 2nd Congressional District. Democrat U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján will move over to the Senate in January. He won the race against Republican Mark Ronchetti, but by a smaller margin than predicted. In southern New Mexico, Republican Yvette Herrell ousted first-time U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small. New Mexico also sends to Washington the largest all-female congressional delegation in the nation’s history, as three women of color represent the state in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Gene Grant 

Line Panelists: 
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima   
Lonna Atkeson, UNM political science professor      
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert   

For More Information: 
Give ‘Em Herrell: New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District Back in Republican HandsLas Cruces Sun-News 
Herrell Beats Torres Small in Bitter FightSanta Fe New Mexican 
Spending in New Mexico’s 2nd District Congressional Busts Into Stratosphere  – New Mexico in Depth 
Record Number of Native American Women Elected to CongressThe Guardian 
Ben Ray Luján Wins U.S. Senate Race – NM Political Report 
Luján Wins NM’s Open U.S. Senate SeatAlbuquerque Journal