Regional
11:16 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Martinez Raising Big Money

New Mexico – The Republican Governors' Association has dumped another half million dollars into GOP nominee Susana Martinez's campaign for governor.

Martinez reported Tuesday in a campaign finance report that the GOP organization was her top donor. The group has previously given $750,000.

Labor unions were top contributors to Democratic candidate Diane Denish. The National Education Association-New Mexico and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees each contributed $100,000. The Democratic Governors' Association gave $50,000.

Martinez collected $1.4 million in contributions and Denish raised $820,600 during the past month.

Martinez reported cash-on-hand of $1.3 million as of Oct. 4. Denish had about $951,000.

Martinez and Denish each spent slightly more than $1 million.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.