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SANTA FE — Former state Republican Party chairman Allen Weh lent his gubernatorial campaign an additional $600,000 this month, helping to finance an advertising blitz on television and radio as the primary election neared.
As the five-way GOP race for governor has heated up, Weh relied on personal money for the bulk of his fundraising during the past three weeks, according to a campaign finance report filed Thursday. Besides the loan, he collected $41,366 in contributions from individuals and businesses.
Doña Ana County District Attorney Susana Martinez raised $721,308 and had cash-on-hand of $139,135, according to a statement by her campaign.
Weh’s latest loan brought to $1.6 million the amount of personal money he has pumped into his bid for the GOP nomination for governor. That’s more than 70 percent of the $2.2 million in monetary and in-kind contributions he collected since launching his campaign last year.
Weh reported a cash balance of $52,820.
His campaign spent $940,593 since early this month, with more than $700,000 going for broadcast advertising.
Weh and Martinez recently have been airing hard-hitting TV ads directed at each other. A poll published by the Albuquerque Journal earlier this month indicated Martinez and Weh were the front-runners in the race for the GOP nomination.
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