New Mexico close to historic all-female US House delegation
(AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)RIO RANCHO, N.M. New Mexico has moved closer to possibly sending a historic delegation of all women of color to the U.S. House. Former state lawmaker Yvette Herrell, a member of the Cherokee Nation, won a heated Republican primary race to challenge Torres Small November in a swing district representing southern New Mexico. Hawaii had a two-member all women of color U.S. House delegation with GOP U.S. Rep. Patricia Saiki and Democratic U.S. Rep. Delewares lone member of the House is Democratic Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, a black woman. But New Mexico could wind up with the largest U.S. House delegation of women or women of color in history.
GOP's diverse stars not featured in Cleveland
CLEVELAND (CNN) – Political convention speaking spots are usually coveted opportunities to launch a career and high-profile chances for parties to showcase their rising stars -- just ask then-Sen. Barack Obama. Speakers include a handful of stars of the party, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is also the convention chair. Both Martinez and Rubio spoke at the convention in 2012, with Rubio getting a prime-time spot that helped elevate his national profile. Two South Carolina stars are attending the convention, but will not speak. "I'm happy a lot of rising stars aren't going and sullying their reputation with the Trump stink," Miller said.