Democrat Vasquez unseats Republican Herrell after close CD-2 US House race

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Republican Yvette Herrell conceded in the race for New Mexico’s 2 Congressional District Wednesday.

In New Mexico, all three U.S. House seats were up for grabs this election.

Democrats swept the races in New Mexico’s 1st and 3rd Congressional Districts, and now the 2nd Congressional District race.

KOB 4 projects Democrat Gabe Vasquez earned 96,556 votes – 50% of the votes – and Yvette Herrell earned 95,332 votes – 50% of the votes – with all precincts reporting.

Gabe Vasquez’s campaign declared victory and sent out the following statement Wednesday:

“Make no mistake about it, there’s nothing that happens in Washington that New Mexico can’t do better,” said Gabe Vasquez. “To everyone out there struggling, no matter whether you voted for me or not, please know this: I see you, I hear you, and I’ll fight my heart out for you, because public service is a sacred responsibility that I will never take for granted.”