Federal documents show newly elected Democratic Congresswoman Xochitl (ZOH'-cheel) Torres Small continued to vastly outraise her GOP opponent in the final days of a closely watched U.S. House race in southern New Mexico.
New Federal Election Commission filings show Torres Small raised more than $875,000 from the last two weeks of October until the end of November. Meanwhile, Republican state lawmaker Yvette Herrell pulled in around $270,000 in the same time period.
Overall, Torres Small raised almost $4.4 million to flip a congressional district held by outgoing GOP Rep. Steve Pearce. Filings show Herrell took in $1.5 million.
Torres Small defeated Herrell after absentee ballots in Dona Ana County put her over the top. Herrell has refused to concede and her campaign is examining those absentee ballots.
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Filings show Herrell had $196,151 cash on hand as of Nov. 26.