ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez raised the most money at the end of 2017 for an open congressional seat in central New Mexico.

Reports submitted to the Federal Election Commission show Martinez raised nearly $150,000 despite entering into the Democratic primary late last year. His campaign also reported having $322,848 cash on hand.

Former University of New Mexico Law School Associate Dean Antoinette Sedillo Lopez reported raising $126,105 in the fourth quarter last year and has $347,808 cash on hand — the most of any candidate in the race.

She’s followed by former state Democratic Party Chairwoman Debra Haaland who raised $123,994 during the same period and has $195,963 cash on hand.

Janice Arnold-Jones, the only Republican seeking the GOP nomination, reported raising $22,638 and had $13,264 cash on hand.


Story corrects a previous version that with correct cash on-hand figures.