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A look at the money trail in the Governor’s race

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Barry Massey of Associated Press takes a look at the money that keeps flowing in the Diane Denish-Susana Martinez race for New Mexico governor.

You can read the entire story here but some highlights include:

  • In the past three weeks, Martinez has spent $2.1 million, with about 75 percent of that going to ads
  • In the past three weeks, Denish has spent $1.6 million, with about two-thirds of that going to ads
  • Martinez has recently raised $1.1 million. Her biggest donor: Denver developer Larry Mizel ($50,000)
  • Denish has recently raised $871,304. Her biggest donor: SEIU ($215,000)
  • Each candidate has spent about $5 million during the election cycle  


Since 2010, Rob Nikolewski has covered New Mexico politics and investigated fraud, waste and abuse in government. He also writes an opinion column in the Sunday editions of the Santa Fe New Mexican. Rob joined New Mexico Watchdog after 20 years in television as a sports anchor and reporter. He anchored at MSNBC, New York City, Boston, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Reno and Boise, winning three regional Emmy awards along the way. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, a master's in public administration from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Trinity University in San Antonio.


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