New Mexico

Democrats Win Easily in New Mexico First District

House Democrats will keep their seat in New Mexico’s First Congressional District after state Rep. Melanie Stansbury notched a clear victory in Tuesday’s race to fill the vacancy of former Rep. Deb Haaland, who left her post in March to become Interior Department secretary.

This April 30, 2021 image shows state Rep. Melanie Stansbury at a news conference about erasing a backlog in untested rape evidence kits in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Stansbury, a Democrat, is among the candidates vying for an open congressional seat in New Mexico. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)