View Full Version : Kokesh outraises Lujan in Q3; still trails overall money race

10-11-2009, 08:26 AM
Republican 3rd Congressional District challenger Adam Kokesh, R-N.M., raised more than $80,000 in the fundraising quarter that ended on September 30 — more than the $70,000 that incumbent Ben Ray LujŠn, D-N.M., raised in the same time period, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. However, LujŠn still has a pretty sizable money lead.

LujŠn entered the third quarter with $191,322 cash in hand while Kokesh entered the third quarter with no money in the bank or raised according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Kokesh will also face an uphill battle in a district that has only once been represented by a Republican — Bill Redmond, who won the seat in a special election to replace now-Governor Bill Richardson, D-N.M, in May 1997. Richardson was tapped by President Bill Clinton to become the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. In 1998, Tom Udall, D-N.M., now a senator, won the seat back from Redmond.

Last year, LujŠn won the 3rd Congressional District seat with 57 percent of the vote, even though there was a relatively strong independent party candidate challenging LujŠn from the left, in Carol Miller. Republican Dan East got 30 percent of the vote after spending $190,884.

Kokesh is getting support from the Ron Paul wing of the Republican Party, as NMI’s Heath Haussamen has pointed out several times.

Neither LujŠn nor Kokesh have primary competitors.


10-11-2009, 08:29 AM
Make sure you help Adam keep up the pace on November 5th :)

10-11-2009, 08:51 AM
commented! :)

10-11-2009, 01:19 PM
This is going to be a $400,000-$450,000 race on the low end.

dr. hfn
10-11-2009, 03:03 PM
We really need Gary Johnson's endorsement.