Monday, July 16, 2012
NM CD1: Michelle Lujan Grisham Out-raises Opponent 5-to-1 in Last Quarter
Democratic Congressional nominee Michelle Lujan Grisham raised more than $459,000 during the last three months in the race for New Mexico’s 1st District, with nearly $900,000 million raised since the start of the race. Lujan Grisham won a competitive, three-way primary race on June 5 against two well-known Democrats.
“Michelle’s impressive primary-election victory has energized people throughout the district who embrace her fight to restore the Middle Class,” campaign manager Dominic Gabello said.
Michelle Lujan Grisham campaign-finance report, filed with the Federal Election Commission, shows that her campaign raised $459,024.57 for the 2nd quarter of the year (April-June). The campaign raised $353,232.04 since the last reporting period in mid-May, nearly a 5-to-1 advantage over her general election opponent. The campaign has $203,606.70 cash on hand, a nearly 3-to-1 advantage over her opponent, despite the fact that Michelle had a competitive primary race.
New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, which has traditionally been held by Republicans, has earned a spot on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s highly competitive Red-to-Blue program. The DCCC recognizes that Lujan Grisham surpassed demanding fundraising, organizing, and infrastructure goals and skillfully demonstrated to voters that she is a problem-solver who will protect the middle class when elected to Congress.