On Monday, gubernatorial candidate and state Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-Truth or Consequences) announced that she had raised a “historic” $440,563, which her campaign says tops what former Gov. Susana Martinez raised in her first gubernatorial campaign report.
According to the campaign, Dow has received contributions from over 1,300 donors. “She earned financial support from donors in every county in the state. Last month, Dow announced that she also had a full roster of County Chairs to cover every county in the state as well,” reads the press release.
“I’m truly honored and humbled for the support this campaign has received. I don’t think people are investing in this campaign because they need someone to cheerlead or inspire them. The people of New Mexico already have the spirit and drive to succeed all on their own. What I’m doing is the same thing I’ll do when I’m elected Governor — listen to what people really need, and discuss real solutions to make it happen,” said Dow.
“New Mexico hasn’t had that kind of leadership in a long time. Instead, MLG has handed us disorganization in our state departments with executive staff turnover every month, stifling mandates that squash businesses, horrifying crimes in our towns and at our borders without appropriate safety measures, and an injection of Critical Race Theory into our schools without any input from parents, teachers or school districts. It’s time for a different kind of leader who chooses people over politics and cares about the everyday New Mexican,” said Dow.
The news comes as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham paid a former staffer over $150,000 in hush money after she allegedly groped him at a party. Although the embattled Governor denies the groping claims, the payment to the staffer is raising eyebrows from both Democrats and Republicans.
Lujan Grisham claims to have raised $2.5 million for her reelection campaign, although that is likely not all raised in this current fundraising quarter. Throughout her pleas for campaign cash, Lujan Grisham has gone a nasty route, bashing Republican opponents as “climate deniers” who belong to the “party of anti-masking.” With the sexual assault settlement, 6% of her donors’ funds are going to alleged groping victims.
As other candidates announce their fundraising hauls, the Piñon Post will be keeping readers up-to-date on it.