Mark Ronchetti leads the overall fundraising race in the New Mexico GOP gubernatorial primary, but voters may be surprised to learn that no candidate is majority-funded by the “dark money” “out-of-state” political influencers that so many think have a strangle-hold on New Mexico politics.
According to data from the Secretary of State’s office, Sandoval County Commissioner Jay Block has the largest percentage of campaign contributions from out-of-state donors.
Out of $290,000 raised, 21.5% of Block’s donations came from outside of New Mexico, followed by 17.2% of state representative Rebecca Dow’s $1.5 million and 17% of former weatherman Mark Ronchetti’s $2.8 million fundraising haul.
Financial advisor Greg Zanetti, who is third in overall fundraising on the GOP side, raised only 14.4% of his $643,000 in total fundraising from outside of New Mexico.
According to Secretary of State data, incumbent Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham is the candidate most funded by out-of state donors, with nearly 40% of her $6.6 million in total fundraising coming from outside of New Mexico.
Categories: 2022 Governor's Race