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Numbers Game

A greatest-hits of campaign finance

October 9, 2012, 10:00 pm

$1780K
Approximate size* of the war chest held by the union-funded PAC Patriot Majority New Mexico. In less than three months since its founding, the PAC has raised $779,816 and spent just $162.

$1 Million
Total amount of money raised this year by top Republican-leaning groups Susana PAC and Reform New Mexico Now.

39 Percent
Amount by which fundraising by the top 10 Democratic-leaning PACs exceeds fundraising by the top 10 Republican-leaning PACs so far this election cycle. Top Dem PACs have raised $1.8 million to Republican PACs’ $1.3 million.

$425K
Amount spent by Koch-funded Republican group Americans for Prosperity on TV advertising in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe market, according to documents released by ProPublica.

84 Percent
Share of TV political ad spending in Albuquerque/Santa Fe that still hasn’t been made public via nonprofit investigative journalism outfit ProPublica’s Free the Files project. To help make it public, visit projects.propublica.org/free-the-files.


*All amounts are approximate.


Editor's note: A previous version of this story inaccurately stated that neither Reform New Mexico Now nor Susana PAC reported new campaign finance information this cycle. Both groups did report new information, but filed their reports approximately 22 hours after the state's 5 pm Monday deadline, meaning they were not publicly available before SFR's deadline. State law allows a 24-hour grace period when reports are due on a holiday.

 

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