GOP sees opening in New Mexico House special election

GOP sees opening in New Mexico House special election


A special election in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District gives Republicans a long-shot chance to add a seat in the House, further squeezing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s slim majority.

The New Mexico Republican state central committee selected Mark Moores, a state senator since 2013, as its nominee for the June 1 special election.

“I’m the kind of leader who is willing to work across the aisle and work with my other side of the partners in the Democrat Party, or any other for that matter, if it doesn’t conflict with my very strong faith and convictions,” Moores told KOB4.

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Moores will face Democratic state Rep. Melanie Stansbury, who has been in the legislature for only two years and was formerly an aide to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

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