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Congresswoman Torres Small still outraising GOP opponents

July 31, 2019
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, then Rep.-elect Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., reacts after drawing her number during the member-elect room lottery draw on Capitol Hill in Washington. Records show that Torres Small continues to outraise her Republican opponents in her re-election bid for a key Congressional seat in southern New Mexico. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, then Rep.-elect Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., reacts after drawing her number during the member-elect room lottery draw on Capitol Hill in Washington. Records show that Torres Small continues to outraise her Republican opponents in her re-election bid for a key Congressional seat in southern New Mexico. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Xochitl (ZOH’-cheel) Torres Small continues to outraise her Republican opponents in her re-election bid for a key Congressional seat in southern New Mexico.

Federal election records show the Las Cruces Democrat pulled in $1,091,386 during her first six months in office after winning the seat in November. Records show she had around $1 million cash on hand.

Republican Yvette Herrell, who lost to Torres Small last year and is seeking a rematch, raised $312,000 during the same period and reported having $307,000 cash on hand.

But to win the GOP nomination Herrell will have to defeat Las Cruces businessman Chris Mathys who is also running. Records show Mathys reported raising $180,000 and had around $160,000 cash on hand.

No other candidates have declared for the seat.

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