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GOP land commissioner candidate tops fundraising

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Aubrey Dunn has raised nearly three times more campaign money than incumbent Democrat Ray Powell in the race for state land commissioner.

According to finance reports filed Monday by the candidates, Dunn collected about $64,200 in cash and in-kind contributions since last year while Powell raised about $21,700.

Dunn’s fundraising includes $15,000 in personal loans to the campaign.

Dunn had cash-on-hand of $48,500 as of last week in his campaign account while Powell reported a cash balance of almost $45,000.

In the race for secretary of state, Democratic challenger Maggie Toulouse Oliver has a fundraising advantage over Republican incumbent Dianna Duran.

Oliver collected about $111,900 in contributions while Duran raised $82,800 in the past six months. Oliver reported cash-on-hand of about $95,000 and Duran had $83,000.

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