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New Mexico Dem outraises GOP hopeful in key US House race

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Federal documents show Democrat Xochitl (ZOH’-cheel) Torres Small raised more than three times as much money last quarter as Republican Yvette Herrell in a closely watched U.S. House race in southern New Mexico.

Federal Election Commission filings show water attorney Torres Small pulled in $ 1.9 million while Herrell raised $ 564,000.

According to the filings, Torres Small took in $ 1,883,667 from July 1 to September 30. Her campaign reported that she had $ 1,085,381 cash on hand.

Record show Herrell, a state lawmaker, raised $ 564,027 during the same filing period. She reportedly has $ 419,124 cash on hand.

Democrats are hoping that Torres Small can flip the traditional GOP-leaning congressional district that sits along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The seat currently is held by Republican Rep. Steve Pearce, who is running for New Mexico governor.

Democrats have long targeted the heavily Hispanic congressional district.

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