ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New campaign finance disclosures show that Democratic state Sen. Eric Griego has raised more money during the past quarter than other candidates in the race for the Albuquerque-area 1st Congressional District seat.
Griego collected about $273,600 in campaign contributions from January through March. Democratic Bernalillo County Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham netted $194,500 in contributions and loaned her campaign $15,000. Former Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez received $152,500 in contributions.
On the GOP side, former state Rep. Janice Arnold-Jones raised $55,300.
Federal Election Commission reports show Grisham with a campaign cash balance of about $344,700 at the end of March. Griego had cash-on-hand of $321,800 and Chavez had $201,400.
Arnold-Jones reported a campaign balance of $37,875.
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New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of the U.S. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, New Mexico has also been part of Imperial Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory.