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Morning Word: Martinez leads Dems in fundraising

Morning Word: Martinez leads Dems in fundraising

I hope you’ve filed your taxes. Monday was the deadline for reporting campaign finance reports for statewide, county, PRC, legislative candidates and more. NM Telegram rounded up the reports for most statewide races. The big one was the gubernatorial race where Gov. Susana Martinez raised $1.4 million and has over $4 million cash on hand. But more interesting is the fundraising in the Democratic primary, where one candidate put $450,000 of his own money into his campaign … Read entire article »

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Analyzing the Dem fundraising in gubernatorial race

Analyzing the Dem fundraising in gubernatorial race

The campaign finance reports filed on Friday show a potentially interesting race in the Democratic primary, a Democratic strategist told New Mexico Telegram. While Governor … Read entire article »

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Morales raises $173K in fundraising period

Morales raises $173K in fundraising period

Howie Morales reported raising just under $173,000 in recentntly concluded fundraising period. Morales raised $172,916.31 between October 8 and April 7 and spent $126,291.70 in the same time period. At the end of the fundraising period Morales had $46,624.61. Among Morales’ fundraising total was a $25,000 loan from Morales to his campaign. Morales made the donation on February 28. All Democratic candidate except Linda Lopez loaned money to their campaigns. Morales’ $25,000 was the smallest. Among the donations for … Read entire article »

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Martinez raises $1.4 million in fundraising period

Martinez raises $1.4 million in fundraising period

Governor Susana Martinez raised just under $1.4 million in the fundraising period that ended on April 7. Martinez raised more than any of her Democratic opponents — and now has $4.2 million cash on hand. Martinez raised $1,396,169.51 in the fundraising period that runs from October 8 to April 7. Her campaign now has $4,212,263.47 cash on hand. 10 This does not include money raised for SusanaPAC. “With leftwing groups declaring ‘war’ on Governor Martinez, we are … Read entire article »

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Lopez raises less than $30K

Lopez raises less than $30K

Linda Lopez raised less than $30,000 in the fundraising period in her campaign for governor. The state Senator raised $28,570 and spent $25,973.23. After transferring funds from her state senate campaign warchest, Lopez finished the period with $19,289.07 cash on hand. Lopez trailed her Democratic colleagues both in money raised and in cash on hand (although Howie Morales’ campaign finance report is not online yet). Unlike Gary King, Alan Webber and Lawrence Rael, Lopez did not use … Read entire article »

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Rael raises $323K in fundraising period

Rael raises $323K in fundraising period

Gubernatorial candidate Lawrence Rael raised over $320,000 in the first primary fundraising period of 2014. After raising $322,693.60 and spending $94,196.10, Rael was left with $228,767.50 cash on hand as of April 7. Rael’s total included three loans from himself to his campaign, totaling $176,950.60. The first loan of $1,950 came on November 8 of 2013. The second, of $25,000, came two weeks later on November 22. Rael “formally” launched his gubernatorial campaign on November 20. The final … Read entire article »

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King raises nearly $230K

King raises nearly $230K

Gary King raised just under $230,000 in the first 2014 primary campaign finance period — but spent more than he brought in to leave him with less cash on hand than when he began the period. King raised $229,479.00 and spent $282,742.06. He had transferred money that was leftover from his Attorney General reelection campaign in 2010. King had $89,177.60 cash on hand left as of April 7, the final day of the campaign finance period. … Read entire article »

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Webber reports raising over $810K including self-fundraising

Webber reports raising over $810K including self-fundraising

Democratic candidate for governor Alan Webber filed reports with the Secretary of State’s office saying that he raised over $800,000 since October. Included in that sum is $450,000 of Webber’s own money. $300,000 came in form of donations and a $150,000 loan. Webber is a businessman who helped found Fast Company magazine. Webber ended the first fundraising period with $439,914.67 cash on hand. The entire fundraising report is available at the bottom of the post. “Although other candidates haven’t … Read entire article »

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Running total of fundraising from statewide candidates

Here is the running total of fundraising from candidates for most statewide positions up for election this year. The totals include the money raised in the fundraising period that spans from October 8 to February 7, in-kind donations during the time, expenditures during the period and the cash on hand as of April 7 and unpaid campaign debt as of April 7. The links are to posts on the campaign finance report or to a copy of the campaign finance report on Scribd. Governor Susana Martinez (R)(i) – $1,396,169.51 raised. $453,037.84 spent. $114,188.00 in-kind donations. $4,212,263.47 cash on hand. $0 unpaid debt. Alan Webber (D) – $811,613.44 raised. $371,698.77 spent. $25,532.91 in-kind donations. $439,914.67 cash on hand. $150,000 unpaid debt. Gary King (D) – $229,479 raised. $282,742.06 spent. $4,045.45 in-kind donations. $89,177.60 cash on … Read entire article »

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Owner of ranch for troubled youth backs off comments about Morales

Owner of ranch for troubled youth backs off comments about Morales

By Rene Romo The owner of a controversial youth ranch program is dialing down comments about a gubernatorial candidate’s role in helping the ranch during the recent legislative session. Scott Chandler now says Democratic gubernatorial candidate Howie Morales, a state senator from Silver City, did nothing but meet to hear his concerns about the state’s treatment of Tierra Blanca Ranch, which has been the target of a yearlong police investigation into abuse complaints. Morales’ campaign says the same … Read entire article »

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