On Friday, candidate for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, Yvette Herrell, rolled out her first television ad of the 2020 General Election cycle.
The ad shows Herrell in front of familiar places in the Second District, including in front of rural oil fields in southeast New Mexico, chile fields, the Sacramento Mountains located in Otero County, as well as other places.
Herrell says, “From chile fields to oil fields, farms, to your front yards, I’ve heard you. New Mexico is done with D.C. division. I’m Yvette Herrell. In Congress, I’ll work across the lines that divide us to safely reopen our economy, and I’ll promote innovation in health care to drive down costs and keep our families safe.” The ad ends with the friendly message, “No matter where you live, work, or play, I’ll stand with you.”
The ad comes out shortly after former Democrat Congressman Harry Teague endorsed Herrell for her race, a huge showing of bipartisanship for her run against incumbent Democrat Rep. Xochitl Torres Small.
Torres Small has attempted to portray herself as a moderate in the race, although she has voted with Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California over 95%, and “Squad” member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about 90% of the time.
Torres Small voted to impeach President Trump, who won the Second District by 10 points in 2016. She also refused to sign onto a proposal protecting infant abortion survivors who are born alive after a failed abortion attempt by giving them basic medical care, as well as far-left proposals such as universal background check legislation and anti-First Amendment bills.