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New Mexico becomes first state to elect all women of color to House delegation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ‚ÄĒ New Mexico is the first state to elect all women of color to the U.S. House.¬†Republican Yvette Herrell is the projected winner for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District ‚ÄĒ she is expected to defeat Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, the Democratic incumbent.¬†The race was watched nationally because¬†Republicans had a chance to pick up a seat in the Democrat-controlled U.S. House. Herrell is a registered member of the Cherokee Nation.

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