Soros family, Bloomberg spend last-ditch cash to help Lujan Grisham

According to Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s campaign filing between October 4, 2022, and November 1, 2022, the far-left governor got a last-ditch surge of cash from the George Soros family — this time from Soros’ third child Jonathan and his wife, Jennifer.

The billionaire’s son and his wife gave $10,000 each to Lujan Grisham on October 6. 

The Democratic Governors Association (DGA)-linked PAC “A Stronger New Mexico,” which is helping Lujan Grisham, received an October 7 surge of cash from Democrat billionaire ex-New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. He dunked $1 million into the PAC to help save the governor’s hide. His anti-gun group “Everytown for Gun Safety” also dunked $100,000 into the PAC. 

Other contributions to the pro-Lujan Grisham PAC included $150,000.00 from the abortion up-to-birth group EMILY’s List, as well as $4.7 million from the DGA, and $150,000 from the enviro-Marxist Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Votes.

On Lujan Grisham’s campaign financials, she was outraised by Republican Mark Ronchetti, who beat her in the fundraising period by around $80,000. Ronchetti brought in $1,414,005.53, Lujan Grisham raised $1,334,096.93, while Libertarian candidate Karen Bedonie brought in $10,242.74.

Lujan also received contributions from many Democrat state senators and representatives, including Rep. Liz Thomson (D-Bernalillo) and Katy Duhigg (D-Bernalillo), among others. State Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Bernalillo), who is angling for an appointment to a vacant state Senate seat left open by Jacob Candelaria, gave Lujan Grisham a $1,000 contribution on October 11. He then gave Lujan Grisham an additional $5,000 contribution on October 25 — six days after Candelaria’s sudden resignation.

Approximately 81 of her contributions during the period came from attorneys, 13 from those identifying themselves as “CEOs,” 20 from professors, and 15 from artists, among others. She also received $3,000 from far-left actress Jane Fonda. The Planned Parenthood abortion business gave her $1,325.66 in in-kind contributions during the period. 

Expenditures from Lujan Grisham were mostly for airtime and expenses paid through the Democrat Party of New Mexico. She paid her former communications director Tripp Stelnicki $10,000 during the period for “consulting services” while also spending big on polling, such as a $26,925.00 expense on October 28 and a $34,800.00 expense on October 14 to the pollster Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research Inc. in Washington, D.C. 


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