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Congressional candidate Luz Robles gave birth to a daughter nine days before the election and then jumped right back on the campaign trail.

She lost to Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, but the Democratic state senator from Salt Lake City is thrilled that her newborn, Sol, is doing well.

Sol even accompanied her politician mom to vote early — a point of pride for the candidate whose due date was supposed to be this week.

"As a campaign, we were prepared if my little girl arrived earlier than expected," Robles said Tuesday. "We feel blessed as a family to have her. We are enjoying every minute with her."

That doesn't mean the campaign stopped, though.

Robles says she had a great team and focused on get-out-the-vote efforts, reaching as much of the electorate as possible. She made calls Tuesday to continue the outreach and stopped by the Utah Democratic Party's evening election event.

Robles' pregnancy came up during a debate with Stewart in a kindhearted way. When offered a chance to ask his opponent a campaign question, Stewart asked the gender of the soon-to-be-born Utahn.

Annie Knox contributed to this story.