Congressional candidate Xochitl Torres Small once again dominated fundraising in the federal races, according to the latest campaign finance reports, covering Oct. 1 to Oct. 17.
The Democrat seeking the 2nd Congressional District seat reported raising nearly $950,000 in those 17 days. The hefty campaign finance haul brought the water attorney’s total tally to over $3.8 million for the open congressional seat.
Her opponent, Republican State Rep. Yvette Herrell, raised over $150,000 in the same time period, and a total of $1.2 million.
Torres Small also outspent Herrell, spending over $1 million to Herrell’s nearly $165,000.
Torres Small also finished with more cash-on-hand, with just over $1 million in the bank compared to Herrell’s $400,000.
Outside groups have spent millions on the race, Herrell’s detractors have spent $2.8 million, and opponents of Torres Small, $1.2 million,according to campaign finance tracking website OpenSecrets. This includes money spent in the primaries, where Herrell faced a tougher races than Torres Small.
In the race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Martin Heinrich continued to pace the field, raising nearly $245,000 and spending over $1.3 million. The Democrat still had nearly $1.3 million cash-on-hand.
Republican Mick Rich reported raising over $80,000, including $50,000 he personally loaned his campaign. The contractor still has $115,000 for the final weeks of campaigning after spending just under $125,000. In all, Rich has loaned his campaign $235,500 this campaign out of the $900,000 he raised total.
Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Gary Johnson, a former governor, raised over $110,000. Like RIch, he loaned his campaign $50,000. Johnson has loaned his campaign $107,000 out of the over-$345,000 that he raised for the campaign. After spending $120,000, Johnson had over $55,000 in campaign cash left.
In the 1st Congressional District race, Deb Haaland finished with $143,000 cash-on-hand after raising $170,000 and spending $440,000.
Her Republican opponent, former State Rep. Janice Arnold-Jones raised under $25,000 and spent over $35,000, finishing with just $30,000 cash-on-hand.
Libertarian Lloyd Princeton raised and spent under $1,000 and finished with $625 cash-on-hand.
In the 3rd Congressional District, incumbent Ben Ray Luján raised $70,000 and spent nearly $245,000, finishing the period with $565,000 in his campaign coffers.
His Republican opponent, Jerald Steve McFall, has still failed to file campaign finance reports, but finished with just over $1,000 after raising $17.76 and spending $550.