Torres Small, Herrell clash ahead of election to New Mexico US House seat

Torres Small, Herrell clash ahead of election to New Mexico US House seat

Candidates for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District traded barbs over the record of the incumbent Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (D) who alleged challenger Yvette Herrell’s claims throughout the cycle were misleading. The two first met in the 2018 race for the seat, with Torres Small narrowly winning the post after 5,000 ballots were counted days after the election which reversed the initial results in the Democrats favor. In the June Primary Election, Herrell defeated Roswell oil and gas executive Claire Chase by about 15 percent, securing Herrell’s chance to challenge for the seat a second time. This year, the incumbent out-raised the challenger with $4.6 million in receipts from donors and transfers, per data from the Federal Election Commission, while spending about $853,404 on the campaign. Support local journalism. Subscribe to the Carlsbad Current-Argus. The Democrat’s biggest donors were the House Victory Project which contributed $240,700 to the campaign and the Hold the House Victory Fund which donated $30,260. Meanwhile, Herrell this year raised about $1.3 million and has spent about $1 million. Her biggest donors were Herrell for New Mexico-02 with $29,422 in contributions and Take Back the House 2020 which contributed $28,687. Herrell herself put up about $30,000 for the campaign. The challenger never conceded defeat in 2018, and in 2020 hopes to flip the 2nd District back to the Republicans and the conservative agenda that historically defined the region. Torres Small said she hopes to continue pursuing her blend of progressive politics and maintaining the traditional […]

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