75.7 F
Sunday, July 14, 2024

No debates in key House race as GOP candidate declines invites

Related stories

Pressure mounting for Governor Lujan Grisham to cancel special session

By Adrian Hedden | Carlsbad Current-Argus A coalition of mental...

New Mexico finds oil and gas violations throughout Permian Basin

By Adrian Hedden | Carlsbad Current-Argus More than half the...

Eddy County banks on increased tax collections

By Mike Smith | Artesia Daily Press A large amount...

Voters in a closely watched U.S. House race in southern New Mexico likely won’t get a chance to hear a debate after the GOP hopeful ignored all invites.

Republican nominee Yvette Herrell has declined to respond to offers by three television stations to participate in a debate between her and Democrat Xochitl Torres Small.

Torres Small campaign manager Brian Sowyrda says it’s now too late for a debate since the election is less than two weeks away.

Herrell senior aide Rob Burgess did not immediately respond to a text message. He previously said Herrell couldn’t attend a KOAT-TV debate because she was meeting with voters.

KRWG-TV in Las Cruces and KOB-TV and KOAT-TV in Albuquerque reached out to both candidates about debates. Burgess says Torres Small agreed to all offers.

Join the Artesia Daily Press Newsletter

Stay informed with the latest Artesia news and updates, directly in your inbox. Subscribe now!


Latest stories