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New Mexico deadline approaches for campaign finance reports

Apr 9, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Candidates for governor and other public offices in New Mexico are filing their first election-year campaign finance reports that detail contributions and expenditures. Monday evening is the deadline for candidates to make public their fundraising activities during the six-month period ending April 2. The mandatory report is the first of four ahead of June primary elections. Republican Congressman and gubernatorial candidates Steve Pearce already reported an infusion of $784,000 to his gubernatorial campaign in November from a federal campaign account. That money was raised by Pearce while in Congress. Contributors to Pearce's Congressional campaign account over the past decade include political committees run by Facebook, billionaire activists Charles and David Koch, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Allsup's convenience stores founder Barbara Allsup.