New Mexico gets first glimpse at campaign cash

52nd New Mexico Legislative Session 2015

SANTA FE (AP) – Control of the New Mexico House and Senate are at stake as candidates and political committees stockpile cash in advance of a June primary and November general election.

Political candidates and committees are filing campaign finance reports as a Monday-night deadline approaches for disclosing contributions and expenditures for the past six months. The filings give the public its first glimpse at campaign fundraising accomplishments since candidates for statewide and local elections registered in March.

Republicans hold a 37-33 majority in the state House or Representatives, while Democrats control the Senate 24-18.

The November election also will decide on a new Secretary of State to complete the 2015-2019 term started by disgraced Republican Dianna Duran. Duran resigned in October and pleaded guilty to felony fraud and money laundering charges.

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