Incumbents lead fundraising for hotly contested NM state house

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The fundraising data is in, and incumbents rule both the NM House and Senate races. Incumbents of the party that controls each respective chamber, that is.

On Thursday, we detailed fundraising and spending in the 42 state Senate races through July 2, with incumbents and Democrats leading.

Similarly, in New Mexico’s hotly contested races for control of the State House, incumbents and Republicans lead.

Here’s a look at what candidates for 70 House seats have raised, spent, loaned and have in the bank as of their July 2 reports. This data covers reports in 2015 and 2016, and includes cash they had on hand at the beginning of 2015. The next report won’t be filed until September 12.

Scroll over the map below to get details for each race.

Some House race observations:

  • Incumbents account for 70 percent of the $3.7 million raised in 2015-16, 80 percent of the $1.8 million spent and 73 percent of the $2.5 million in the bank as of July 2.
  • Republicans lead in fundraising with nearly $2.2 million compared with almost $1.6 million for Democrats. The GOP took control of the House in the 2014 elections for the first time in 60 years. Democrats are trying to win the chamber back.
  • House Majority Leader Nate Gentry is the big money guy for the GOP, having raised more than $415,000. His opponent in Albuquerque’s House District 30, Democrat Natalie Figueroa, has raised almost $50,000.
  • Of the 70 House seats, 42 nominees have no opposition. Yet those 42 candidates have raised nearly $985,000 all told. Four of those seats are open, the rest are held by incumbents.
  • The most competitive district is House District 23 where Democratic challenger Daymon Ely, of Corrales, has raised more than $151,000 to GOP incumbent Rep. Paul Pacheco’s more than $93,000. But Pacheco has spent less, with more than $112,000 in the bank at the beginning of the month, compared with about $108,000 for Ely.
  • The small-time spenders? Ronald Krise, the Democratic challenger to  GOP Rep. Lorenzo Larranaga in Albuquerque’s District 27 has raised nothing to Larranaga’s nearly $65,000. Two unaffiliated candidates aren’t required to file reports until the general election. And Republican Neal Hooks reports receiving $25, plus a $1,600 loan. Hooks, who is challenging Democratic Rep. Bill McCamley in Las Cruces’ District 33 hasn’t reported any spending, though he reports having $221 in the bank.

And some caveats: These numbers may not necessarily add up, or match those on the Secretary of State’s Campaign Finance Information System totals. Here’s why:

  • Contributions in our data include in-kind donations, i.e. supplies or services others donated to a campaign. Those aren’t included in the Secretary of State’s contribution sums.
  • Loans are broken out separately here, because they are often loans by the candidate to themselves. On the Secretary of State’s site, they’re included in contributions data.
  • This data encompasses all filings in 2015 and 2016. Some of the contributions and spending for incumbent senators includes money from late 2014 and through 2015.
  • Many incumbents may have balances that appear larger than their total contributions. The cash on hand reflects money incumbents had in the bank before the first 2015 filing date.

And here’s a table with the data:

DistrictNamePartyStatusCityRaisedSpentLoanedOn Hand
House District 1Rodney D MontoyaRIncumbentFarmington $10,250 $6,640 $7,139
House District 2Kenneth R RobinsonDChallengerFarmington $1,835 $1,117 $518
House District 2James Rj StricklerRIncumbentFarmington $31,124 $23,205 $13,710
House District 3Paul C BandyRIncumbentAztec $15,900 $15,442 $4,000 $3,672
House District 4Glojean B TodacheeneDChallengerShiprock $48,976 $10,397 $29,653
House District 4Sharon E ClahchischilliageRIncumbentShiprock $82,111 $29,023 $56,152
House District 5Doreen W JohnsonDIncumbentGallup $28,157 $13,553 $4,499 $28,744
House District 6Eliseo Lee AlconDIncumbentMilan $4,700 $8,054 $2,174 $-
House District 7Arturo FierroDChallengerLos Lunas $29,035 $4,406 $19,629
House District 7Kelly K FajardoRIncumbentBelen $90,312 $31,956 $55,515
House District 8Jim D DannerDChallengerBelen $3,400 $552 $2,348
House District 8Alonzo BaldonadoRIncumbentLos Lunas $79,975 $52,070 $41,841
House District 9Patricia 'Patty' A LundstromDIncumbentGallup $22,938 $21,353 $12,615
House District 10Robert A SchillerNAChallengerAlbuquerque
House District 10G Andres RomeroDIncumbentAlbuquerque $14,707 $4,542 $1,919 $15,282
House District 11Javier I MartinezDIncumbentAlbuquerque $9,330 $10,087 $9,963
House District 12Patricio R RuilobaDIncumbentAlbuquerque $20,350 $12,686 $10,108
House District 13Patricia A Roybal CaballeroDIncumbentAlbuquerque $20,801 $13,440 $7,825
House District 14Miguel P GarciaDIncumbentAlbuquerque $8,129 $5,666 $5,685
House District 15Ane C RomeroDChallengerAlbuquerque $70,231 $13,291 $47,389
House District 15Sarah Maestas BarnesRIncumbentAlbuquerque $161,965 $40,816 $130,089
House District 16Antonio "Moe" MaestasDIncumbentAlbuquerque $27,461 $15,556 $5,303 $38,865
House District 17Deborah A ArmstrongDIncumbentAlbuquerque $23,250 $26,479 $11,668
House District 18Gail ChaseyDIncumbentAlbuquerque $5,400 $12,425 $8,132
House District 19Sheryl M Williams StapletonDIncumbentAlbuquerque $18,850 $11,976 $15,046
House District 20Giovanni Alexander HaqaniDChallengerAlbuquerque $2,484 $2,483 $1
House District 20Jim DinesRIncumbentAlbuquerque $38,285 $4,536 $31,991
House District 21Debra Marie SarinanaDOpenAlbuquerque $30,044 $22,729 $4,353
House District 22John M WallaceDChallengerPlacitas $18,257 $6,378 $12,752
House District 22James E SmithRIncumbentTijeras $31,297 $5,293 $46,928
House District 23Daymon B ElyDChallengerCorrales $151,537 $31,254 $107,857
House District 23Paul A PachecoRIncumbentAlbuquerque $93,315 $14,686 $112,182
House District 24Elizabeth L ThomsonDOpenAlbuquerque $113,787 $45,011 $73,010
House District 24Christina Marie HallROpenAlbuquerque $66,390 $6,733 $47,609
House District 25Christine TrujilloDIncumbentAlbuquerque $39,541 $20,766 $1,500 $34,188
House District 26Georgene LouisDIncumbentAlbuquerque $4,200 $9,431 $22,663
House District 27Ronald E KriseDChallengerAlbuquerque$-$-$-$-
House District 27Lorenzo A Larra–agaRIncumbentAlbuquerque $64,759 $20,873 $74,836
House District 28Jimmie C HallRIncumbentAlbuquerque $19,558 $7,876 $21,958
House District 29Ronnie MartinezDChallengerAlbuquerque $26,646 $19,872 $5,460
House District 29David E AdkinsRIncumbentAlbuquerque $39,298 $20,577 $22,587
House District 30Natalie R FigueroaDChallengerAlbuquerque $49,962 $2,950 $38,063
House District 30Nate GentryRIncumbentAlbuquerque $415,024 $191,581 $231,217
House District 31Robert L ScottDChallengerAlbuquerque $18,425 $937 $16,988
House District 31William R RehmRIncumbentAlbuquerque $20,614 $23,493 $26,916
House District 32Candie G SweetserDOpenDeming $12,615 $4,602 $6,961
House District 32Vicki K ChavezROpenDeming $54,107 $21,353 $15,230
House District 33Bill McCamleyDIncumbentLas Cruces $13,485 $6,782 $7,061
House District 33Neal L HooksRChallengerLas Cruces$25$- $1,600 $221
House District 34Bealquin Bill GomezDIncumbentLa Mesa $40,330 $14,044 $10,001 $727
House District 35Angelica RubioDOpenLas Cruces $23,773 $21,138 $2,316
House District 35Joseph E BishopROpenLas Cruces $3,500 $45$500 $3,456
House District 36Nathan P SmallDChallengerLas Cruces $65,454 $4,173 $52,454
House District 36Andrew Andy NunezRIncumbentHatch $57,911 $24,337 $9,649 $59,723
House District 37Joanne J FerraryDChallengerLas Cruces $66,373 $13,579 $7,000 $51,903
House District 37Terry H McMillanRIncumbentLas Cruces $106,372 $19,996 $94,654
House District 38Mary E HotvedtDOpenPinos Altos $7,333 $9,628 $11,893 $9,598
House District 38Rebecca L DowROpenTruth Or Consequences $69,366 $9,993 $44,533
House District 39Rodolpho S MartinezDChallengerSilver City $50,592 $14,395 $35,945
House District 39John L ZimmermanRIncumbentLas Cruces $74,608 $2,575 $66,001
House District 40Nick L SalazarDIncumbentSan Juan Pueblo $23,402 $21,797 $9,480
House District 41Debbie A RodellaDIncumbentEspanola $12,259 $24,871 $47,779
House District 42Roberto "Bobby" Jesse GonzalesDIncumbentRanchos De Taos $15,498 $21,378 $1,421
House District 43Stephanie Garcia RichardDIncumbentLos Alamos $89,435 $20,427 $63,408
House District 43Sharon StoverRChallengerLos Alamos $38,821 $14,015 $21,593
House District 44Jane E Powdrell-CulbertRIncumbentCorrales $31,625 $17,495 $43,624
House District 45Jim R TrujilloDIncumbentSanta Fe $11,252 $18,151 $8,653
House District 46Carl TrujilloDIncumbentSanta Fe $62,942 $31,338 $10,974
House District 47Brian F Egolf, JrDIncumbentSanta Fe $118,494 $99,186 $20,514
House District 47Roger Andrew GonzalesRChallengerSanta Fe $1,050 $1,208 $208$50
House District 48Linda M TrujilloDOpenSanta Fe $46,470 $42,140 $147
House District 49Don TrippRIncumbentSocorro $138,320 $117,727 $33,668
House District 50Matthew McQueenDIncumbentLamy $18,696 $7,332 $10,000 $14,488
House District 50Jeremy Ryan TremkoRChallengerMoriarty $1,350 $374$376
House District 51Denise A LangDChallengerAlamogordo $5,768 $794 $1,506 $635
House District 51Yvette S HerrellRIncumbentAlamogordo $28,250 $14,979 $1,000 $23,255
House District 52Doreen Ybarra GallegosDIncumbentLas Cruces $15,938 $12,766 $1,500 $16,357
House District 53Ricky L LittleRIncumbentChaparral $47,783 $8,900 $60,229
House District 54Freddie Joe Nichols, IiiNAChallengerArtesia
House District 54James G TownsendRIncumbentArtesia $10,000 $8,194 $14,947
House District 55Cathrynn N BrownRIncumbentCarlsbad $13,318 $18,037 $20,818
House District 56Zach J CookRIncumbentRuidoso $48,256 $37,740 $17,814
House District 57Donna I TillmanDChallengerRio Rancho $3,005 $749 $1,263
House District 57Jason Carl HarperRIncumbentRio Rancho $48,610 $37,226 $24,525
House District 58Candy Spence EzzellRIncumbentRoswell $16,600 $18,582 $37,424
House District 59Richard James GarciaDOpenRoswell $5,025 $354 $4,171
House District 59Greg NibertROpenRoswell $19,193 $2,695 $1,035 $16,090
House District 60Tim D LewisRIncumbentRio Rancho $4,825 $14,812 $13,780
House District 61David M GallegosRIncumbentEunice $13,575 $21,296 $1,388
House District 62Larry R ScottRIncumbentHobbs $36,975 $27,482 $15,931
House District 63George Dodge, JrDIncumbentSanta Rosa $11,000 $8,709 $6,359
House District 64Randal S CrowderRIncumbentClovis $6,263 $12,250 $8,998
House District 65Derrick J LenteDOpenSandia Pueblo $14,059 $13,771 $2,500 $2,788
House District 66Bob WooleyRIncumbentRoswell $5,833 $6,591 $2,598
House District 67Dennis J RochRIncumbentLogan $24,262 $23,632 $18,637
House District 68Monica C YoungbloodRIncumbentAlbuquerque $28,991 $21,828 $19,685
House District 69Harry GarciaDOpenGrants $3,500 $12,371 $10,136 $364
House District 70Tomas E SalazarDIncumbentSerafina $2,825 $2,574 $6,285 $7,427

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