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2018 Race for Governor

Candidate Cash on hand Total funds raised since 2017
Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) $1.6M $2.2M
Steve E Pearce (R) $911.4K $1.0M
Jeff Apodaca (D) $696.9K $900.3K
Joseph Cervantes (D) $747.6K $747.0K
Peter Debenedittis (D) $1.8K $2.3K

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Other top 2018 races

Race Candidates Funds raised since 2017 Total funds in race
Commissioner Of Public Lands

George K Munoz (D)

Garrett VeneKlasen (D)

Patrick Hiller Lyons (R)




Lieutenant Governor

Michael Padilla (D)

Rick S. Miera (D)

Mr. Jeff Carr MA (D)

Kelly K Zunie (R)





Secretary Of State

Maggie Toulouse Oliver (D)


State Representative (District 49)

Gail L Armstrong (R)


District Judge

Jane C Levy (D)


County Sheriff (Chaves)

Mike Herrington (R)


County Sheriff (Otero)

David Black (R)

William J Garza (R)



State Representative (District 22)

Jessica Velasquez (D)


County Sheriff (Sandoval)

Darrell K Elder (R)

Gilbert G Sanchez (D)

Martin M Arellano (R)




Public Regulation Commissioner - Voter Action Act

Joseph Bizzell (R)



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Largest donations

These are the largest donations received by a candidate or political action committee since January 1, 2015. 

Donor Amount Recipient
AFT New Mexico $25.5K AFT New Mexico Committee on Political Education
AFT New Mexico $25.5K Community First Coalition
Jalapeno Corporation $25.0K New Mexico Turn Around
HBTB Corporation $25.0K Advance New Mexico Now
Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® $24.2K Real Estate Community PAC
GM PAC $20.0K Advance New Mexico Now
American Federation of Teachers-New Mexico $19.9K ATF Educators United
NEA-NM Members $16.9K National Education Association New Mexico
AFT NM Solidarity Fund Holding Account $16.0K AFT New Mexico Solidarity Fund
New Mexico Federation of Labor $15.0K NM FEDERATION OF LABOR, AFL-CIO

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Top candidates

These are the candidates or elected officials with the largest campaign accounts as of the most recent filing date.

Rank Candidate Cash on hand
1 Michelle Lujan Grisham $1.6M
2 Steve E Pearce $911.4K
3 Hector Balderas $754.5K
4 Joseph Cervantes $747.6K
5 Jeff Apodaca $696.9K
6 George K Munoz $160.4K
7 John Sanchez $143.7K
8 Michael Padilla $141.2K
9 Mr. Aubrey Dunn $140.5K
10 Nate Gentry $127.6K

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Top Committees

These are the political action committees with the largest campaign account balances as of the most recent filing period. 

Rank PAC Cash on hand
1 Committee on Individual Responsibility $210.7K
3 Enchantment PAC $134.1K
4 New Mexico Horsemen's Association "PAC" $117.0K
5 New Mexico Health Care Association PAC $114.7K
6 Farmers Employee and Agent Political Action Committee $92.8K
7 Justice for America $92.2K
8 House Democratic Campaign Committee $82.4K
9 PNM Responsible Citizens Group $81.8K
10 New Mexico Optometric Pac $76.9K

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