In New Mexico’s First Congressional District, Democrat Deb Haaland is running against Republican Janice Arnold-Jones. This district leans blue and went for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Haaland is the former chair of the New Mexico Democratic Party and a member of the Pueblo of Laguna. Her candidacy is historic: If she wins, she would become the first Native American woman elected to Congress. There are currently two Native American men serving in Congress — Reps. Markwayne Mullin and Tom Cole, both Republicans in Oklahoma.
Haaland supports progressive policies, including a $15 minimum wage, Medicare-for-all, debt-free college, and universal pre-K programs.
Arnold-Jones is a former member of the New Mexico House of Representatives. She also ran for this seat in 2016 and lost to Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who is now running for governor.