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Dem Party touts Denish fundraising
The Democratic Party of New Mexico is celebrating its fundraising prowess with a blog post on its State of the Party Blog saying that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish raised more than the entire field of Republican candidates combined — if you don’t include in-kind donations.
“The reason for that is simple: New Mexicans know that Lt. Gov. Denish will make our state a leader in the 21st Century economy, while the Republicans would move us backward,” state Democratic Party chairman Javier Gonzales said in a statement.
The numbers, not counting in kind contributions, show that Denish raised $931,300.11. The four Republican candidates, former state Party Chairman Allen Weh, Dona Ana County District Attorney Susana Martinez, PR firm owner Doug Turner and State Representative Janice Arnold-Jones, raised $912,955.57 not counting in-kind contributions.
The four Republican candidates had a total of $155,655.18 in in-kind donations, while Denish had $109,855.51 in in-kind donations.
If added to those totals, the GOP field raised $1,068,610.75 to Denish’s $1,041,155.62. But don’t expect “Our four candidates raised $20,000 more than Denish” to be a Republican rallying cry any time soon.