Republican Party candidate Yvette Herrell has emerged as the frontrunner for the nomination in New Mexico’s second district with 43 percent support. Her competitors Claire Chase and Chris Mathys enjoy an abysmal 13 per cent and 12 per cent support only, a poll conducted by the Tarrance Group found. Earlier, Yvette represented District 51 as a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives. The survey also found the Republican candidate’s voting record is 93 percent of the time with Nancy Pelosi.
Herrell had invited sharp criticism from the public as well as supporters for a lackluster campaign and for refusing to participate in any televised debates against Xochitl Torres Small in 2018. Now she has vowed to run a different campaign in 2020. To ensure smooth victory against Xochitl, the Republican Party candidate has also hired consultants. Speaking to reporters, she also expressed her desire to debate Xochitl Torres Small who is serving as a Representative for New Mexico’s second congressional district.
In a Twitter post, Yvette had claimed that she enjoys the support of the House Freedom Fund founded by representative Jim Jordan and representative Mark Meadows. The Republican candidate also said that she looks forward to serving with the members of the House Freedom Fund in their common pursuit of conservative principles and limited government.
Launching a scathing attack on Xochitl, Yvette said the Congresswoman works against the values and principles of New Mexico’s second district. Xochitl Torres Small voted against the wall, the Second Amendment but she voted for the Equality Act which is wrong because New Mexico’s second district is a pro-life district, Yvette added.
Torres Small has done nothing to address the real issues and Congress should pass the USMCA trade bill that is in the interest of the Americans, she said.