Heinrich reported raising just over $1.4 million in the quarter that ended June 30. He ended the period with more than $1.7 million on hand.
Wilson reported raising a little more than $1.6 million in the quarter that ended June 30. She ended it with more than $1.6 million on hand.
Both faced competitive primaries, but Heinrich’s was more hotly contested. He defeated Hector Balderas 59 percent to 41 percent. Wilson defeated Greg Sowards 70 percent to 30 percent.
The bottom line: The candidates are neck and neck in fundraising, and outside groups have already been spending lots of money on the race. Polls, including two that made headlines last week, have consistently given Heinrich a slight lead.
The Senate nominees’ most recent fundraising reports aren’t yet online, but Heinrich said his quarter included donations from 5,629 people, and 80 percent were for under $100. Wilson didn’t release additional details for the quarter but said to date in the campaign she had 6,916 individual donations. She said 71 percent were for $100 or less, and 77 percent – almost 5,300 – were from New Mexico.
To date, Wilson has raised just over $4 million for her Senate campaign. Heinrich has raised just under $3.9 million.
“Nearly 5,300 New Mexicans have contributed to my Senate campaign,” Wilson said in a news release. “I’m very grateful for this outpouring of support from so many people who know that Congressman Heinrich’s extreme agenda is making it harder for New Mexico small businesses to create jobs.”
Heinrich said he’s “grateful to receive the backing of so many New
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