Regional
10:54 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Martinez PAC Still Finding Major Donors

 

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez's political organization raked in more than $77,000 during a five-week period as she aims to make GOP gains in the New Mexico Legislature.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that Susana PAC reported Monday raising the money during the reporting period that stretched from April 3 through May 7. The governor's PAC reported receiving $10,000 each from six companies, including Mack Energy of Artesia, which contributed $117,500 to Martinez's gubernatorial campaign in 2010.

Martinez political consultant Jay McCleskey said that the $10,000 contributions include $5,000 each for both the primary and general election cycles.

A state law that took effect after the 2010 election restricts campaign contributions to a statewide candidate or PAC to $5,000 per cycle, or $10,000 per election.

The next reporting deadline is May 31.

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