New Mexico swing-district debate hinges on oil, border
October 9, 2020
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — GOP congressional challenger Yvette Herrell embraced President Donald Trump's border-wall strategy and burnished an anti-abortion, pro-petroleum philosophy in a bid to unseat Democratic Rep. Xochitl Torres Small during a televised debate.
"I'm proud to stand with President Trump on securing our southern border," Herrell, a former state legislator, said during the Wednesday night face-off.
Battling to win a second term in the 2nd Congressional District — a swing district that includes an oil-producing region along the border with Mexico — Torres Small voiced no cr...