November 7 Morning Rush: Michelle Lujan Grisham elected as New Mexico’s next governor

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1. The state’s biggest race will go to a Democrat. Michelle Lujan-Grisham is now New Mexico’s governor-elect. Unofficial results show Democrat Lujan-Grisham beating out Republican Steve Pearce with nearly 57-percent of the vote. Lujan-Grisham will now start working on her transition team. She told a crowd of supporters Tuesday night she’s looking to the future. Lujan Grisham’s victory makes her the first Latina Democratic governor replacing Susana Martinez who was the first Latina Republican governor.

Full story: Lujan Grisham elected as New Mexico’s next governor

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2. Thousands of ballots are still not counted Wednesday morning in Dona Ana County. Democrat Xochitl Torres Small says she will not concede to Republican Yvette Herrell for the District 2 seat in the U.S. House. Unofficial results show Herrell is ahead of Democrat Xochitl Torres Small by just over one percent. Overnight, Dona Ana County officials have said thousand absentee ballots remain uncounted. They expect to resume counting at 10 a.m.

Full story: Thousands of votes yet to be counted in U.S. House District 2

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3. A chilly and quiet start to Wednesday with the focus being a cold front moving through the northeast corner of the state.

Full story: Kristen’s Wednesday Morning Forecast

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4. It was an election of historical firsts Tuesday. Officials are saying Tuesday night’s midterms included the most diverse group of candidates ever including a record-breaking number of women. Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress at just 29-years-old. Massachusetts Democrat Ayanna Pressley is the first black woman to represent the commonwealth in Congress. Democrat Ilhan Omar will serve as the nation’s first Somali-American congresswoman. Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib is also a Muslim and will be the first Palestinian-American to serve in Congress.

Full story: A look at some of the winners in House races around the US

                  A look at some of the winners in Senate races around the US

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5. Tickets for a very popular city tradition will soon go on sale. Passes for ABQ Ride’s 54th Annual Luminaria Tour will go on sale Friday, November 23rd at 10 a.m. ABQ Ride says last year, tickets sold out in an hour. The tour begins and ends at the Albuquerque Convention Center. It takes about 45 minutes and travels through Old Town and the country club neighborhoods.

Full story: Ticket sales announced for 54th Annual Luminaria Tour

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