Today is a filing day for New Mexico candidates, the third for the general election.
It’s another important day as Republicans fight to hold their two-year majority in the House and take over the Senate, while Democrats hope to take back the House and hold the Senate.
Today, we’ll track the secretary of state contest, plus key legislative races. We’ll check out the super PACs too.
Below you’ll find the money coming in betweenOct. 4 and Nov. 1, the money spent, the cash in the bank and the amount legislative candidates have donated to other legislative candidates.
The first sheet in the table below is for the current reporting period, while the second shows how much candidates have raised and spent since 2015.
Included in the contributions are in-kind contributions, typically donation of time, supplies or services from others.
Both sheets will be updated throughout the day to reflect activity from Oct. 4 through Nov. 1 as more candidates file their reports, which are due by 5 p.m. to the Secretary of State’s office.
Secretary of State
Secretary of State: Democratic Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver raised nearly $138,000 and spent $276,000. Her opponent, Republican state Rep. Nora Espinoza, raised more than $36,000, and spent $287,000, mostly on TV ads and production. Thus far Toulouse Oliver has raised more than $725,000 to Espinoza’s $359,00 total, while spending $661,000 to Espinoza’s $328,000.
Senate District 29, Belen: Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez brought in more than $140,000 and spent more than $220,000 on TV and radio ads, mailers and contract labor. GOP challenger Greg Baca raised about $24,000 and spent $57,000 on mailers, polling and more.
Senate District 36, Las Cruces: Democratic Rep. Jeff Steinborn raised nearly $47,000 and spent nearly $119,000 on media, mailings and more. GOP Sen. Lee Cotter raised close to $28,000 and spent nearly $107,000 on TV and radio ads and mailers.
Senate District 37, Las Cruces: Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Soules raised about $42,000 and spent more than $114,000, mostly on media. His Republican Cecelia Levatino raised about $15,000 and spent $58,000, mostly on radio ads and canvassing.
Senate District 15, Albuquerque: Democratic Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto raised more than $34,000 and spent more than $74,000, mostly on mailings. Republican challenger Eric Burton raised more than $27,000 (he amended his report) and spent more than $36,000, mostly on mailings.
Senate District 9, Albuquerque: Republican Diego Espinoza raised more than $22,000 and spent nearly $54,000 for his challenge of Democratic incumbent Sen. John Sapien.
Senate District 39, rural Santa Fe: GOP Sen. Ted Barela raised nearly $26,000 and spent nearly $82,000 on radio ads, mailers and more. Democratic challenger Liz Stefanics raised more than $65,000 and spent $62,000 on radio ads, mailers and more.
House District 24, Albuquerque: Updated: Republican Christina Hall filed an amendment to her original report, with spending of nearly $73,000, mostly on radio ads and mailers. She originally reported no spending, while raising more than $41,000. Former Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Thomson raised nearly $41,000 and spent nearly $90,000 on canvassing, media and more. Overall through Nov. 1, Thomson has raised more than $236,000 to Hall’s nearly $153,000.
House District 15, Albuquerque: Republican Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes raised nearly $49,000 and spent nearly $157,000 on direct mail, radio ads and more. Democratic challenger Ane Romero raised more than $56,000 and spent more than $59,000 on consulting, mailers, canvassing and more.
House District 4, Navajo Country/Northwestern New Mexico: GOP Rep. Sharon Clahchischilliage raised more than $48,000 and spent more than $42,000, mostly on radio ads. Democrat GloJean Todacheene raised nearly $29,000 and spent more than $24,000, mostly on campaign services.
House District 23, Albuquerque/Corrales: GOP Rep. Paul Pacheco raised nearly $23,000 and spent $56,000 on mailers and radio as he fends off Democrat Daymon Ely. And Ely’s report is confusing. He reports raising nearly $40,000 and spending $46,000 on mailings and consulting. But last month he had an ending balance of nearly $129,000, while he reports a starting balance of about $40,000. We await the amended reports.
House District 36, Las Cruces: Democrat Nate Small raised $47,000 and spent nearly $66,000 on mailers and other media. He’s challenging GOP Rep. Andy Nunez, of Hatch, who raised nearly $27,000 and spent $41,000 on radio, mailers and canvassing.
House District 37, Las Cruces: Democratic challenger Joanne Ferrary raised nearly $53,000 to Republican Rep. Terry McMillan’s more than $28,000. Ferrary spent more than $65,000 on TV ads, mailing and field organizing. McMillan spent nearly $64,000 on mailers, radio ads and canvassing.
House District 39, Las Cruces and Silver City: Former Democratic Rep. Rodolpho Martinez raised nearly $48,000 and spent $30,000 on radio ads and mailers. GOP incumbent Rep. John Zimmerman reported raising more than $16,000 and spending nearly $71,000, mostly on radio ads and mailers.
House District 38, Truth or Consequences: Republican Rebecca Dow raised nearly $29,000 and spent more than $70,000, compared with Democrat Mary Hotvedt, who raised nearly $16,000 and spent nearly $30,000.
House District 43, Los Alamos: Democratic Rep. Stephanie Garcia brought in more than $63,000 and spent nearly $48,000, mostly on campaign services. Republican Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover raised $19,000 and spent $23,000 mostly on mailers and canvassing.
House District 32, Deming: Democrat Candie Sweetser raised more than $49,000 and spent nearly $16,000. Republican Vicki Chavez raised more than $39,000 and spent almost $23,000.
Patriot Majority New Mexico received more than $1 million from various unions, including $450,000 from the National Education Association and $400,000 from AFSCME, a public employee union. The Democratic group spent nearly $1.1 million on research, radio, mail and donations to other PACs, among others.
Republican super PAC Advance New Mexico Now reported raising $501,500, including $250,000 from the Republican State Leadership Committee, a national committee that focuses on GOP legislative races. Advance spent $1.1 million on mailers, polling, radio ads, digital ads, media buys and more.
NM Together reports receiving $311,000, with $100,000 each from AFSCME and American Federation of Teachers. The group spent $183,000, mostly on polling and media buys.
Progressive Champions PAC reports receiving nearly $213,000 and spending more than $252,000 on digital, radio ads and mailings. ProgressNow New Mexico donated $65,000, while Patriot Majority gave $53,750.
And Conservation New Mexico’s Verde Voters Fund reports spending nearly $185,000 on direct mail, TV and digital advertising, among other things.