New Mexico has become the first state in history to elect all women of color to the U.S. House of Representatives. Early Wednesday, the state confirmed victories for incumbent Rep. Deb Haaland, Yvette Herrell and Teresa Leger Fernandez in New Mexico's three congressional districts.
"Tonight the people of New Mexico have chosen hope over fear, love over hate, community over division," Haaland wrote
on Twitter Tuesday. "Tonight I recommit to fighting for legislation that will guide our nation forward in the areas of climate change, education, racial equality, healthcare and economic justice."
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