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Herrell rakes in more than $400K for reelection bid

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U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-NM, addresses a crowd Jan. 31, 2020 at the Republican Party of Chaves County’s pre-primary convention in Roswell. (Daily Record File Photo)

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Republican U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell raised more than $400,000 in the second fundraising quarter of 2021.

Herrell, who represents New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, added $487,291.57 to her reelection campaign between April 1 and June 30, according to reports filed by Herrell’s campaign with the Federal Election Commission. The filing deadline for the reports was Thursday.

Heading into the 2022 election cycle, Herrell’s campaign has so far brought in $872,229.30.

Paul Smith, a spokesperson for Herrell’s campaign, said more than 8,000 individuals contributed to the campaign during the recent fundraising period.

After spending $150,049.74, the reports states the campaign ended the quarter with $698,833.22 in its bank account.

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Of the amount her campaign took in during that time frame, the report states $32,600 came from local residents, including $400 from Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh. State Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell, and T. Calder Ezzell Jr., who represents District 2 on the Chaves County Board of Commissioners, each gave $1,000.

No fellow Republicans or Democrats have yet filed to run against Herrell, who defeated Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small 54% to 46% in November.

The New Mexico 2nd Congressional District, a mostly rural district that includes the oil patch in the southeastern part of the state and communities along the border with Mexico, traditionally favors Republicans.

However, Herrell lost her initial bid for the seat in 2018, when Torres Small, a water rights attorney from Las Cruces, won it by 3,722 votes.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or breakingnews@rdrnews.com.