Martinez raises about $372,000 for re-election

Posted at: 04/08/2013 5:51 PM
Updated at: 04/08/2013 5:54 PM
By: The Associated Press

Photo: Susana Martinez
Photo: Susana Martinez

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has nearly $1.5 million available for her re-election campaign next year, which is far more than declared Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King.

New campaign finance reports filed Monday show that Martinez raised almost $372,000 from last October through the start of this month.

King's campaign raised $91,000 during the same period, and reported a cash balance of almost $103,000.

Martinez's campaign reported a cash balance of nearly $1.5 million as of the start of the month.

King, a two-term attorney general, has said he's running for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Top donors to Martinez were Artesia oilman Peyton Yates and his wife, Linda. Each gave $10,000 to the governor's campaign.

A Dallas law firm, Baron & Budd, contributed $10,000 to King's campaign.

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