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Georgene Louis Falls Short in Democratic Nomination Race for Deb Haaland's Vacated U.S. House Seat

 

March 31, 2021

The U.S. Capitol building.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On Tuesday evening, New Mexico state Rep. Georgene Louis (Acoma Pueblo) was not selected as the Democratic nominee to go to bat to fill the 1st congressional district seat vacated by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. The New Mexico Democratic Party announced it would hold a runoff on Wednesday after no candidate garnered a majority vote to proceed to the special election that will be held June 1.

New Mexico state Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and state Rep. Melanie Stansbury will advance to Wednesday's runoff election.

Louis, a five-term state representative, a citizen of the Acoma Pueblo, a single mother, an ultra marathon runner, a tribal attorney and, for some, a flicker of hope for Indigenous people and beyond, was not chosen to move on in the selection process.

https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/georgene-louis-falls-short-in-democratic-nomination-race-for-deb-haaland-s-vacated-u-s-house-seat

 

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