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Environmental lawyer enters race for US House seat

August 15, 2019 GMT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An environmental lawyer has entered the crowded field of New Mexico candidates aiming for Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján’s seat.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Kyle Tisdel of Taos announced his candidacy Wednesday.

Tisdel directs the climate and energy program for the nonprofit Western Environmental Law Center.

The other Democratic candidates include First Judicial District Attorney Marco Serna, attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez, Sandoval County Treasurer Laura Montoya, state Rep. Joseph Sanchez, and former CIA operative and author Valerie Plame.

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Luján is running for an open U.S. Senate seat in 2020.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com

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