Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish holds a $7-to-$1 advantage in campaign cash over Republican Susana Martinez as the general election race for governor gets under way in New Mexico, according to financial reports filed Thursday.
Denish had a cash balance of nearly $2.2 million as of June 25, and Martinez had $300,020. Martinez nearly depleted her campaign bank account in winning a five-way race for the GOP nomination, while Denish ran unopposed in her primary. Martinez accelerated her fundraising after becoming the nominee and collected three times more money than Denish during the monthlong financial reporting period, which covers May 26 through June 25. Martinez received $611,247 in contributions, with all but about $15,000 of that received after the June 1 primary. Denish raised $187,629.