Republican Congressional candidate Yvette Herrell has the endorsement of a former U.S. Congressman and New Mexico Democrat. Harry Teague issued a statement this week in which he says he has agreed to support the candidacy of Herrell who is running to unseat Las Cruces Democrat Xochitl Torres Small to represent constituents in New Mexico’s second congressional district. The district covers a large portion of southwestern New Mexico including Las Cruces, Roswell, Alamogordo and Truth or Consequences. Teague says Herrell will be supportive across party lines of all of New Mexico’s enterprises, in particular the oil, gas and general energy sector. Teague held the second district seat from 2009 until 2011.