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.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks with reporters following a vote in the Senate. Gillibrand’s proposal to remove military commanders from the process of reviewing sexual-assault cases was left out of the bicameral deal on the defense authorization bill, but the senator is pushing for a vote on her plan soon.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.