Martinez Goes Into Fall Campaign With $4.2 Million In The Bank

Apr 14, 2014

  Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has raised $1.5 million for her re-election in the past six months, giving her big fundraising advantage over Democratic challengers.

The Martinez reported cash-on-hand of $4.2 million as of last week.

Monday was the deadline for candidates to file campaign finance disclosures with the secretary of state's office.

Five Democrats are running for their party's gubernatorial nomination in the June 2 primary election.

Santa Fe businessman Alan Webber was the leading Democratic fundraiser. He collected about $837,000 in cash and in-kind contributions. That included $450,000 in personal loans and contributions.

Webber's campaign reported a cash balance of nearly $440,000, followed by Lawrence Rael with $228,767, $89,178 for Attorney General Gary King, $46,625 for Sen. Howie Morales of Silver City and Sen. Linda Lopez of Albuquerque had $19,289.

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