Albuquerque’s mayoral contest is officially a $2 million race, setting the stage for the most expensive mayor’s race ever in the city.
Campaign finance reports filed last week show mayoral candidates have raised or otherwise accumulated $2,103,107 since the beginning of the year.
- That figure includes $380,791 for Tim Keller’s publicly financed campaign.
- $500,000 in loans to himself by Ricardo Chaves, plus $8,648 he’s contributed to his own campaign.
- Dan Lewis has raised $355,254, which includes $90,477.56 he started the year with.
- Wayne Johnson has raised $210,878.
- Two other candidates, Michelle Garcia Holmes and Augustus Pedrotty, have raised $28,251 and $4,662, respectively.
- Outstripping them all is Brian Colón, who’s raised $614,623 so far.
Not included in this report is Susan Wheeler-Deichsel who had yet to file her July report. These figures also don’t include in-kind contributions.
As of July 14, here’s what the candidates have in the bank:
- Brian Colón: $517,540
- Ricardo Chaves: $373,982
- Tim Keller: $232,446
- Dan Lewis: $192,589
- Wayne Johnson: $187,008
- Michelle Garcia Holmes: $27,590
- Augustus Pedrotty: $1,987