Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Denish raised more than $500K in the last 3 months



a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IabUCQmoheQ/Sl5OAZuPN8I/AAAAAAAAL7c/f5U4zFfQIRE/s1600-h/Denish,+Diane.jpg"img style="margin: 0pt 0pt 10px 10px; float: right; cursor: pointer; width: 120px; height: 160px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IabUCQmoheQ/Sl5OAZuPN8I/AAAAAAAAL7c/f5U4zFfQIRE/s200/Denish,+Diane.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5358806375429257154" border="0" //ap class="MsoNormal"Lt. Gov. a href="http://www.dianedenish.com/" target="_blank"Diane Denish/a announced today that she raised a little more than $500,000 from April to June for her 2010 gubernatorial campaign./p p class="MsoNormal"Other candidates for statewide office haven’t released such numbers today. It’s not a required filing day. Denish, who is a href="http://haussamen.blogspot.com/2009/07/after-gops-attack-denish-unveils-ethics.html"pushing for ethics reforms/a including increased frequency of required campaign finance reporting, voluntarily releases finance reports every three months. State law only requires it twice a year (the next report is due in October)./p p class="MsoNormal"Read the 262-page report Denish released today by clicking a href="http://www.dianedenish.com/tools/news_campaign_finance_reports/files/0001.pdf" target="_blank"here/a./p p class="MsoNormal"In short, she raised $512,374.67 during the quarter and has raised a little more than $2.2 million to date for the race. She had a total of 1,603 donations in the quarter, with 67 percent of them less than $100. Her largest contribution was $25,000 from Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Labor Union./p p class="MsoNormal"Denish spent a little more than $239,000 during the period, and ended it with almost $1.9 million on hand./p p class="MsoNormal"“I am honored to have the support of so many hard working New Mexicans who have joined this campaign to build a brighter future for our state,” Denish said in a news release. “It’s so exciting to see how many people are responding to our vision of making sure New Mexico is a leader in the jobs of the 21st Century economy, with a real commitment to education and to every area of the state.”/p p class="MsoNormal"Most view Denish as the likely Democratic nominee for governor next year. Senate Majority Leader a href="http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/legdetails.aspx?SPONCODE=SSANC" target="_blank"Michael Sanchez/a says he’s formed an exploratory committee as he considers challenging Denish for the nomination, but he hasn’t been very active in the race./p p class="MsoNormal"The only declared Republican gubernatorial candidate is Albuquerque financial adviser and Army National Guard brigadier general a href="http://zanettiforgovernor.com/" target="_blank"Greg Zanetti/a, but Doña Ana County District Attorney a href="http://haussamen.blogspot.com/2009/07/game-changer-da-martinez-is-running-for.html"Susana Martinez/a plans to enter the race on Friday. Former state GOP Chairman a href="http://allenweh2010.com/" target="_blank"Allen Weh/a and state Rep. a href="http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/legdetails.aspx?SPONCODE=HARNO" target="_blank"Janice Arnold-Jones/a, R-Albuquerque, have formed exploratory committees./p p class="MsoNormal"Former U.S. Rep. a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_Wilson" target="_blank"Heather Wilson/a and a href="http://www.dwturner.com/about/?t=Douglas_W_Turneramp;m=2" target="_blank"Doug Turner/a, CEO of the Albuquerque-based public relations firm DW Turner, say they are seriously considering running for the GOP nomination./pdiv class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/23370090-3749708919855625537?l=haussamen.blogspot.com'//div

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