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Thu July 17, 2014
New Mexico Incumbants Hold Campaign Cash Edge
New campaign finance reports show that Democratic challenger Roxanne "Rocky" Lara has raised more money in the past three months than Republican incumbent Steve Pearce in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District race.
However, Pearce still maintains an overall campaign cash advantage.
Pearce reported cash-on-hand of nearly $1.5 million at the end of last month and Lara had almost $712,000.
According to Federal Election Commission reports, Lara raised $375,000 from April through June. Pearce had receipts of $289,000.
In the Albuquerque-area 1st Congressional District, Democratic incumbent Michelle Lujan Grisham reported a cash balance of about $923,000 and Republican Michael Frese had $12,000.
In the 3rd District of northern New Mexico, Democratic incumbent Ben Ray Lujan had cash-on-hand of nearly $582,000 and Republican Jefferson Byrd had $9,100.
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