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Democrat Melanie Stansbury wins House seat to replace Deb Haaland

Democrat Melanie Stansbury defeated her Republican opponent Mark Moores in the special election to represent New Mexico's 1st congressional district, a House seat vacated when Deb Haaland was confirmed as President Biden's Interior secretary, per AP.

Why it matters: Stansbury's victory Tuesday night will grow Democrats' thin majority in the House to nine seats.

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