November 6 Morning Rush: NM’s 2nd Congressional District race proves close on Election Day

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1. The battle for the Congressional seat in New Mexico’s southern district is heating up. Republicans are looking to hang on to the spot being vacated by Steve Pearce though its not going to be easy. Democrat Xochitl Torres-Small is facing off against Republican Yvette Herrell. The latest Albuquerque Journal poll is showing Yvette Herrell with a one percent lead over Torres-Small. Concerns of border safety are giving the race national attention. That district covers the state’s 180-mile border with Mexico.

Full story: New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District race close as Election Day nears

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2. Tuesday, both Republicans and Democrats are pulling out all the stops as the fight over control of the state ramps up. Democrats are fighting to take back full control of the state but to do that, Democrats will likely keep control of the state House and state Senate. However, they must win the governor’s race for that political trifecta and Republicans are putting up a strong fight. Democrats hold the majority in the state house by only 6 seats. In the state Senate, Democrats hold a 10-seat majority over Republicans.

Full story: Close races to come as Democrats look to sweep the state

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3. A mostly quiet and pleasant Tuesday ahead with sunshine, mild temperatures and dry conditions expected statewide.

Full story: Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast

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4. An Albuquerque family known for its Christmas decorations is now missing their holiday cheer, this morning they are asking the community for help. The Romero family goes all out on Christmas, decorating their home near Gun Club and Isleta. However, they say someone stole the majority of their set-up from inside their shed over the weekend, taking large blow-up decorations like a six to eight foot tall Christmas Ferris wheel and even some handmade decorations. The family says they’ve been collecting for about thirty years. This year, they’ll only be putting up lights.

Full story: Christmas decoration displays stolen from Albuquerque family’s home

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5. Unique homes and buildings in the nob hill area will soon be highlighted. The Nob Hill neighborhood association is registering these spots and adding plaques to explain their ties to history in the duke city. One property is the Ernie Pyle house which was once home to the famous American war correspondent. The plaques are paid for by the property owner.

Full story: New plaques popping up on culturally historic properties in Nob Hill
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