SANTA FE, N.M. –
Duran spent about $130,500 during the past three weeks and Herrera had expenditures of $78,800. Advertising accounted for most of the spending.
Campaign finance reports filed Thursday show Duran raised $77,600 and Herrera collected about $41,200.
The state Republican Party gave $25,000 to Duran and Foster Friess, an investor from Jackson, Wyo., contributed $5,000. Friess has been a large donor to GOP gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez.
The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State contributed $20,000 to Herrera.
Duran, a state senator from Tularosa, had cash-on-hand of $32,100 as of Tuesday, and Herrera had $13,800.