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Friday, October 14, 2011

Martin Heinrich Leads All in Campaign Fundraising for U.S. Senate Race in NM

At the end of the third quarter, NM-1 Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich has an impressive lead over all other candidates in campaign fundraising for the U.S. Senate race in New Mexico. Last Wednesday, Heinrich's campaign released a statement saying that his 3Q report would show him raising more than $650,000 between July 1 and September 30, 2011, with a cash-on-hand total of more than $1.1 million. They also said then that "the impressive total was fueled by 2,596 individuals, 94 percent of whom gave $200 or less."

Today it was revealed that fellow Democratic Senate candidate, State Auditor Hector Balderas, raised about $250,000 in Q3, and has nearly $465,000 in cash on hand.

On the Republican side, former CD1 Rep. Healther Wilson raised more than $530,000 between July and the end of September. Her campaign says she has almost $1 million cash on hand. Her fellow Republican candidate, Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, reported that he raised more than $161,000 in the third quarter, and that has has about $250,000 in cash in hand. Republican Greg Sowards of Las Cruces had not yet released his info.

Q2: At the end of the second quarter, which ended June 30, 2011, the Balderas campaign reported raising $400,000 in its first two months, with approximately $370,000 cash-on hand. (Balderas did not announce his candidacy until April 26.) Heinrich for Senate reported raising $485,000 in the second quarter and just over $700,000 cash on hand.

For more posts on the 2012 Senate race in New Mexico, visit our archive.

October 14, 2011 at 06:46 PM in 2012 NM Senate Race, Heather Wilson, Hector Balderas, Rep. Martin Heinrich (NM-01) | Permalink


It's a sad state of affairs that so many hundreds of thousands of dollars are going into media-buying rather than healthcare, housing, education, transportation, renewable energy, etc etc.

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Posted by: The Campaign Shop | Oct 17, 2011 10:55:34 AM

It is sad that campaigns have to be about money especially when we have Senatorial Candidates who are truly passionate about this state and even more so because this has been home to their ancestors for numerous generations! So, lets give a hats off to the grassroots campaigners because they worked very hard from the ground up and those are also very impressive amounts of money raised from hardworking New Mexicans like you and I that Sanchez and Balderas raised, especially considering that they are not the ones already in Washington like the others who got donations from Washington and heavy rich wealthy donors from all over the country! Keep up the good work grassrooters because New Mexico needs honest native New Mexicans in the U.S. Senate now!

Posted by: Grassroots all the way! | Oct 19, 2011 11:06:04 PM