LAS CRUCES, NM (CBS4/KFOX14) — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was in Las Cruces on Monday to join former U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell to announce her run for her old seat.
"We need to take our seat back we need to take our country back," said Herrell. "We need somebody who’ll go to Washington D.C. and vote for the values of the second congressional district for New Mexico and quite frankly for the nation."
McCarthy attended a rally for Herrell at the Heritage Farm & Ranch Museum in Las Cruces.
"I'm inviting you to join Speaker Kevin McCarthy and me in Las Cruces as we launch a new campaign to restore our values and flip this district," Herrell wrote on her campaign Facebook page this week.
Paul Smith, a spokesperson for Herrell, confirmed to The Roswell Daily Record a campaign announcement will take place but offered no other details
The Republican from Alamogordo, who represented the 2nd Congressional District since 2021, lost re-election last year to Democrat Gabe Vasquez by 1,350 votes.
She filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission just two weeks after the loss. The filing would permit her to raise funds in the 2024 election cycle.
The 2nd Congressional District includes the state's eastern border with Texas to its western border with Arizona and from southern Albuquerque down to communities along the U.S.-Mexican border.
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