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GOP contest for US House seat in New Mexico limps to end

Added 05-28-20 01:03:02am EST - “The race for a swing U.S. House seat in southern New Mexico has seen a commercial using a cheerleader voice to mock one candidate. One hopeful has accused another of spreading false infidelity rumors. Ads say a candidate attended…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “GOP contest for US House seat in New Mexico limps to end”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) - The race for a swing U.S. House seat in southern New Mexico has seen a commercial using a cheerleader voice to mock one candidate. One hopeful has accused another of spreading false infidelity rumors. Ads say a candidate attended a San Diego piñata party on the taxpayers’ dime. Candidates have accused each other of lying and secretly supporting the other side.

On Tuesday, GOP voters in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District will finally decide which Republican will challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small in the general election. Amid a divided Republican Party of New Mexico, oil executive Claire Chase, former state lawmaker Yvette Herrell and Las Cruces businessman Chris Mathys are vying for the GOP nomination.

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The primary campaign has been marred by personal attacks, dark money attack ads and claims over who’s the most stalwart supporter of President Donald Trump.

Herrell and Chase and their supporters have exchanged the most punches, accusing the other of being a closeted “never Trumper.” In one attack ad, a Tea Party-backed Super PAC had a woman in an exaggerated voice read Chase’s old Facebook posts attacking Trump during the 2016 GOP presidential primary campaign. The commercial has been called sexist by some for its depiction of Chase, who is blonde.

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