Race for governor; fundraising deadline today

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Republican Gov. Susana Martinez maintains a large fundraising advantage over the five Democrats seeking to challenge her in the November general election.

Martinez’s campaign on Monday reported raising $561,000 in the past month and cash-on-hand of $4.2 million.

Santa Fe businessman Alan Webber is the leading Democratic fundraiser with about $115,700 in contributions, followed by Lawrence Rael with $58,000; Howie Morales, $22,000; Attorney General Gary King, $12,300; and Linda Lopez with $10,200.

The winner of the June 3 Democratic primary will face Martinez in November.

Webber reported cash-on-hand of nearly $455,900 as of last week. Rael had nearly $209,600, followed by $48,300 for King, Morales with $44,700 and nearly $14,000 for Lopez.

Monday was the deadline for candidates to file reports showing fundraising from April 8 through May 5.

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The Associated Press contributed to this story

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