New Mexico 1st District candidate likely to be first Native American woman in Congress
Deb Haaland, Democratic candidate for New Mexico’s 1st District, speaks with reporters and editors at Roll Call's Washington, D.C. offices. (D.A. Banks/CQ Roll Call)
Deb Haaland, a Democratic candidate for Congress in New Mexico, applauded Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s, D-Mass., decision to release the results of a genetic test showing Native American ancestry Monday. A victory in November would make Haaland the first Native woman to serve in Congress.
“Senator Warren has been a sister in the struggle for years for Indigenous peoples' rights, and for all of us who weren't born into the top 1%,” Haaland tweeted. “The revelation of Senator Warren’s Native American ancestry is significant for her personally, and I join her in celebrating her ancestry.”