Rep. Martin Heinrich began July with almost twice as much cash in the bank as his Democratic primary opponent.
New Mexico Rep. Martin Heinrich announced raising $485,000 for his Senate campaign in the second quarter, bringing his cash-on-hand total to just more than $700,000 as of June 30.
Heinrich is facing state Auditor Hector Balderas in a competitive Democratic primary. Balderas announced earlier Tuesday that he raised $400,000 from late April, when he announced his campaign, through the June 30 deadline. Balderas had $370,000 on hand at the end of last month.
The Heinrich campaign said his second-quarter haul came from 2,200 individual contributions, with $72,000 raised online.
“The working class values I was raised with are what drive me to work hard every day on behalf of the people of our great state, and I will continue my efforts to build the largest grassroots campaign New Mexico has ever seen,” Heinrich said in a statement.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.