By the numbers: House Dems out-raise GOP in 1st Primary; We break down each race

By the numbers: House Dems out-raise GOP in 1st Primary; We break down each race

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By the numbers: House Dems out-raise GOP in 1st Primary; We break down each race

Republicans and Democrats are raising record dollars in races both see as key to the control of the House of Representatives in 2015.  For the first primary reporting period, Democ ...

Republicans and Democrats are raising record dollars in races both see as key to the control of the House of Representatives in 2015.  For the first primary reporting period, Democrats raised $491,265 over the Republicans’ $428,359.

View the fundraising totals for each here.

View the fundraising totals for each Democrat here.

View the fundraising totals for each Republican here.

View the fundraising totals for each Republican here.

Statewide, only about 10 house seats are competitive enough to influence party control of the state’s lower chamber. That leaves most legislators busy connecting with voters about local issues or defending their seat from primary challenges.

Democrat State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard outperformed two Republicans bringing in an impressive $33,000 this period.

Residents of HD50 (El Dorado through the East Mountains, Torrance and Valencia Counties) will have a real race in the general election when Martinez-appointee Vickie Perea takes on Santa Fe County’s Matthew McQueen. Both showed impressive numbers, but progressive McQueen outperformed the Valencia County Republican by bringing in close to $30,000.

Minority Whip Nate Gentry may win the prize for largest haul this period with $62,000. However, much of Gentry’s money usually goes to other candidates across the state. But, progressives are excited about newcomer Bob Coffey who was a late entry in the race and seems ready to give Gentry a run for his money.  Watch for this to be one of the most expensive races of the year.

And in a sign that Rep. Emily Kane continues to be a top target of Gov. Martinez, while Kane posted an impressive $21,000 this period, the governor’s pick, Sarah Maestas Barnes, who just moved into the district a few months ago, showed just over $30,000.

Some reports are still not in but we will update this report as those filings are made public.

Not surprisingly, Governor Susana Martinez ($1.39M this period) out-raised all of her Democratic opponents individually, though Democrats collectively out raised Martinez by almost $170,000 bringing in $1.5 million for the period.  Santa Fean Alan Webber had an impressive showing, raising more than $800,000 (almost half self-financed) and making him the closest to being the Democrats’ first million-dollar man in the race.

In the race for the Democratic nod for gov:

1st Primary Raised
Martinez

$1,396,369

Webber

$811613

Rael

$322963

King

$229479

Morales

$172916

Lopez

$28570

Cash on hand, an important number determining how much money a candidate has to spend going forward, showed a similar breakdown:

Cash on Hand
Martinez

$4,212,263

Webber

$439914

Rael

$228767

King

$89177

Morales

$46624

Lopez

$19289

Another interesting number: $451,950. That’s how much Democratic challengers have loaned their own campaigns in this one reporting period alone. Combine that with previous loans (King: ~$145,000, Rael ~$176,000, Webber $150,000, Morales $25,000) and personal cash contributions (including a $150,000 check written to his campaign by Alan Webber), and these candidates are investing north of $600,000 in beating Susana Martinez in 2014.

In-State Support
updated May 5, 2014
After the Albuquerque Journal’s Thom Cole examined the percentage of donations each candidate posted from out of New Mexico, we decided to look at how much money candidates raised in-state:

Candidate Raised from NM NM Donors
Howie Morales  $145,366  905
Alan Webber  $143,061  571
Lawrence Rael  $132,976  587
Gary King  $76,804  138
Linda Lopez  $27,770  149
Total  $525,977 2350
 –
Susana Martinez  $930,536 3825

In other filing day news
Democrat State Auditor Hector Balderas posted an impressive 9-1 fundraising advantage over Republican challenger Susan Riedel, a former chief deputy district attorney under Susana Martinez. Riedel, new to the race, is sure to catch up with help from pro-Martinez supporters and Koch brothers’ directed friends interested in attorneys general who see consumer protection as a lower priority than limiting the right to vote.

Attorney General

Hector Balderas

2012

2013

1st Bi-Annual 2nd Bi-Annual

240514

218135

2014

1st Primary

239847

Raised Since 2012

698496

Loans

COH

632031

Susan Riedel

2012

2013

2014

1st Primary

25683

Raised Since 2012

25683

Loans

COH

21649

Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver came in with a strong showing in her first reporting period challenging Republican incumbent Dianna Duran.  Toulouse Oliver has raised more than twice that of her incumbent opponent, but the expenses of a new campaign to challenge an incumbent statewide official narrows MTO’s cash on hand lead to just about $10,000. This race will remain tight.

Sec. of State

Dianna Duran

2012

2013

1st Bi-Annual 2nd Bi-Annual

6150

2014

1st Primary

78618

Raised Since 2012

84768

Loans

COH

83427

Maggie T Oliver

2012

2013

1st Bi-Annual 2nd Bi-Annual

68152

2014

1st Primary

109354

Raised Since 2012

177506

Loans

COH

95279

In the four-way Democratic primary for state treasurer, former state party chair John Wertheim added $158,000 to his coffers placing him over $200,000 and former state senator Tim Eichenberg added $90,000 to bring his total above $160,000. (As he has in previous races, Eichenberg has self-financed most of his campaign through personal loans).

Republican Rick Lopez raised just $3,300, apparently waiting for the general election to make a splash.

State Treasurer

Rick Lopez

2012

2013

2014

1st Primary

3300

Pat Padilla

2012

2013

2nd Bi-Annual

12540

2014

1st Primary

4436

Total Raised

16976

John Wertheim

2012

2013

2nd Bi-Annual

44245

2014

1st Primary

158301

Total Raised

202546

Tim Eichenberg

2012

2013

2nd Bi-Annual

71110

2014

1st Primary
Total Raised

71110

State Sen. Tim Keller showed impressive fundraising numbers again this period, now having raised over $180,000 for his state auditor race. Former Democrat turned Republican Robert Aragon reports just $500.

Aubrey Dunn lost a race for state senate a few years ago, now he’s back to challenge popular Land Commissioner Ray Powell. Dunn reports $61,390 in his report to Powell’s $21,654.

State Auditor

Timothy Keller

2012

2013

2nd Bi-Annual

96766

2014

1st Primary

84286

Total Raised

181052

Robert Aragorn

2012

2013

2nd Bi-Annual

2014

1st Primary

500

Land Commissioner

Ray Powell

2014

21654

Aubrey Dunn

2014

61390