Messenger: Yvette Herrell

Candidate: Xochitl Torres Small

Contest: Congress

Affiliation: D

Date delivered: Sept. 26, 2018

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Message type: tv ad

Message tone: negative

About the message:

This ad calls Xochitl Torres Small "the extreme left's hand-picked candidate." It says she supports the use of tax dollars for abortion and supports late-term abortion. Torres Small does say these things in her Q&A with the Albuquerque Journal. The ad mentions that Torres Small worked for Planned Parenthood and says she will work for Nancy Pelosi to push her radical agenda, which is something Torres Small never sad. 

The ad goes on to say that Yvette Herrel will fight to protect New Mexican values.

About the messenger:

Yvette Herrell has served as a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives since 2010, she is currently in her 4th term. She lives in Alamogordo and works as a realtor. Herrell is running against Democrat Xochitl Torress Small. 

The messenger's money:

Herrell has raised  more than $522k. She has spent more than $422k and has about $100k cash on hand. 

Her top donor is the House Freedom Fund at $39,600. This money would be considered dark money because House Freedom Fund's large contributions come from national nonprofits for whom donor information is unavailable.

Herrell has many individual contributions, but her top donors include Political Action Committees.

To view more on Herrell's campaign money, visit https://www.fec.gov/data/candidate/H8NM02156/ and https://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary?cycle=2018&id=NM02&spec=N