Democrats Prevail In New Mexico Special Election – By Andrew Trunsky (Daily Caller) / June 2 2021
New Mexico Democratic state Rep. Melanie Stansbury won the special election to succeed now-Interior Secretary Deb Haaland over her Republican opponent, according to preliminary results.
Stansbury, an environmental consultant first elected in 2018, beat fellow state Rep. Mark Moores to represent the state’s 1st Congressional District by almost 25 points, according to the New York Times election tracker. Though Stansbury was favored given the seat’s liberal lean, forecasters said her margin of victory was wider than they expected when the race was called.
Special elections, like those held earlier this year in Texas and Louisiana, are often seen a primary test of each party’s respective strength ahead of upcoming midterm elections.
Thank you New Mexico! ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/p0VnZvAg66
— Melanie Stansbury (@MelanieforNM) June 2, 2021