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Mon Jun 14, 2021, 08:36 PM

New Mexico Democrat Stansbury sworn into Haaland's old seat

Source: The Hill

BY CRISTINA MARCOS - 06/14/21 07:59 PM EDT



Rep. Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.) was formally sworn in as a member of the House on Monday after winning a special election to fill the seat vacated by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.

House Democrats now have slightly more wiggle room for defections among their historically thin majority with Stansbury a sitting lawmaker. Democrats now hold 220 seats over Republicans' 211, meaning that they can afford up to four defections and still pass legislation without any GOP support.

Before Stansbury was sworn in on Monday, Democrats could only lose three of their own members on a party-line vote.

Stansbury handily won the special election earlier this month in a race that was considered an early test of both parties' strengths ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, although the Albuquerque-area district is largely urban and Democratic.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/558410-new-mexico-democrat-sworn-into-haalands-old-seat

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 08:58 PM

1. YAY!!

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Response to onetexan (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 10:12 PM

2. I'll second that Yay!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 09:57 AM

3. She's very progressive, a solid Democrat. No worries

about her selling us out.

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Tue Jun 15, 2021, 04:12 PM

4. Congrats to all the volunteers who worked HARD to GOTV!!!

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