New Mexico candidates report on fundraising efforts

September 10, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for governor of New Mexico says she has raised an additional $1.9 million in campaign funds since July 1.

Congresswoman and gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday said her campaign has about $1.3 million in cash on hand amid a spree of spending on television advertising ahead of the November general election. Complete campaign-finance filings were not immediately available.

Lujan Grisham is competing against GOP Congressman Steve Pearce to replace Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, who cannot run for a consecutive third term in office.

Candidates for statewide office in New Mexico and the state House of Representative, along with political committees, were required to file reports of recent campaign contributions and spending on Monday before midnight.