On late Tuesday, New Mexico voters elected the first Democratic Latina governor in the United States. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who made a name for herself as one of President Donald Trumps’ strongest critics on immigration, beat Republican Rep. Steve Pearce, a conservative member of the House Freedom Caucus.
Lujan Grisham’s historic win flips New Mexico’s governor’s mansion from red to blue for the first time since 2002. The 58-year-old lawyer from Los Alamos will replace Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, who also made history in 2010 when she became the first Latina governor ever elected in the United States.

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