Martinez Raises Big Bucks For 2014 Campaign

Oct 15, 2013

Credit Office of the Governor

Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's re-election campaign reports raising $2.1 million during the last six months.

The campaign released a fundraising summary Tuesday that showed it with a cash balance of nearly $3.3 million as of Oct. 7. The campaign spent about $345,000 from April through earlier this month.

Candidates for state office and political committees face a deadline Tuesday to submit campaign finance reports to the secretary of state's office.

No fundraising reports were immediately available for the two Democrats who have announced plans to run for governor — Attorney General Gary King and state Sen. Linda Lopez of Albuquerque.

Martinez spent almost $7 million in the 2010 primary and general elections. However, state law has changed and New Mexico now limits campaign contributions from individuals and political committees

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