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Democrat Melanie Standbury Wins Congressional Seat Vacated by Deb Haaland


Melanie Stansbury was elected to Congress to fill seat vacated by Interior Sec. Deb Haaland.

ALBUQUREQUE, N.M. - Melanie Stansbury, a Democrat, won the open seat congressional seat on Tuesday vacated when Interior Secretary Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) resigned on March 16 to become the first Native American to hold a secretarial cabinet position.

Stansbury, a New Mexico state representative, beat New Mexico state Sen. Mark Moores, her Republican opponent, 63.2 percent to 33.0 percent.

Moores is a Hispanic and a former football star at the University of New Mexico.


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