On Friday, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) endorsed former Congresswoman Yvette Herrell for her rematch against Gabe Vasquez, who narrowly won the Second Congressional District seat in 2022 following Democrats’ heavy gerrymandering of the district.
“Yvette Herrell is a dependable conservative leader who represented New Mexico’s 2nd District with diligence and integrity, and I am proud to endorse her today. Serving with Yvette, I saw firsthand how dedicated she is to the people of her district, and I know she will always stand firm for limited government and the protection of our Constitutional rights,” wrote Johnson.
“Yvette is the right choice to return this seat to Republican hands as we work to grow our House majority and get America back on track,” the Speaker continued.
Herrell wrote following the announcement, “I’m proud to announce that Speaker Mike Johnson has officially endorsed our campaign New Mexico’s 2nd District!”
“I am fortunate to have had the privilege of previously serving with Speaker Mike Johnson in Congress, and I know we are in good hands under his leadership. I’m so grateful for his support in our fight to restore conservative leadership in New Mexico and ensure we have leaders in Congress who will work to put America First,” she concluded.
The announcement formalized the entire U.S. House majority leadership endorsing Herrell for her comeback to Congress. Vasquez continues to struggle with his reelection chances, as he voted against lower costs for consumers and refused to vote to condemn antisemitism, among many other actions not in line with the Second Congressional District.