Herrell, Torres Small highlight differences in tight congressional race | KOB 4

Herrell, Torres Small highlight differences in tight congressional race

Chris Ramirez
November 01, 2018 10:22 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— By all accounts, Democrat Xochitl Torres Small and Republican Yvette Herrell are locked in a tight race.


Both women want to represent New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District.

In the final days of the campaign, Torres Small and Herrell have brought in party heavyweights to help drum up support.

U.S. Senator Tom Udall campaigned with Torres Small in Carlsbad.

“This is probably the closest congressional race in the nation,” Udall said. “I really want a strong, effective partner in Washington and Xochitl Torres Small is going to be that partner.”

In Ruidoso, Donald Trump’s top aide, Kellyanne Conway, joined Herrell for a Get Out the Vote Rally.

“It's important that we continue with Republican leadership here in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District so that we can build on the important mass tax cuts from a year ago,” Conway said.

Knowing the high stakes, both candidates have inundated the airwaves with ads, some negative.

However, both women understand that there are serious issues southern New Mexicans care about.

On the topic of health care, Herrell would like to see the Affordable Care Act scrapped.

‘We've heard congress talk about this for a couple of years and we've heard this president campaign on it, we need to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Herrell said.

Immigration is also a major topic that the women get asked about on the campaign trail.

“I grew up along the border and I know how important it is to have a strong and vibrant border community so we have to have border security,” Torres Small said. “We need security that is strong, smart and fair.”

Herrell said she wants to learn more about the president’s plan to end birthright citizenship.

“I support the president,” Herrell said. “I'd like to see more about that.”

Both women plan on campaigning through Election Day.

The winner will take over the seat being vacated by Steve Pearce.


Chris Ramirez

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