Published: 2:12 pm, Wed. Oct. 24th, 2018Updated: 2:11 pm
Voters in a closely watched U.S. House race in southern New Mexico likely won’t get a chance to hear a debate after the GOP hopeful ignored all invites.
Republican nominee Yvette Herrell has declined to respond to offers by three television stations to participate in a debate between her and Democrat Xochitl Torres Small.
Torres Small campaign manager Brian Sowyrda says it’s now too late for a debate since the election is less than two weeks away.
Herrell senior aide Rob Burgess did not immediately respond to a text message. He previously said Herrell couldn’t attend a KOAT-TV debate because she was meeting with voters.
KRWG-TV in Las Cruces and KOB-TV and KOAT-TV in Albuquerque reached out to both candidates about debates. Burgess says Torres Small agreed to all offers.