Pearce outraises Teague in second quarter

July 15, 2010

Former U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., who is trying to regain his old seat in Congress, announced today that he once again raised more money than incumbent Harry Teague, D-N.M.

Pearce raised $462,000 in the quarter to Teague’s $317,000. Both say they have over a million dollars of cash on hand for the 2nd Congressional District race.

Neither of the financial disclosure forms is currently available on the Federal Elections Commission website. Today is the deadline for financial disclosure for federal races.

“The outpouring of support for my campaign from thousands of New Mexicans is yet another sign that they are hungry for leadership in Washington,” Pearce said in a statement. “Families are struggling and the liberals in Washington are failing to lead our country towards economic recovery.

“The support Harry has received from every corner of southern New Mexico has been tremendous, and it isn’t just financial support – people from Las Cruces to Los Lunas, Hobbs to Grants, and Santa Rosa to Lordsburg are already volunteering to help on the campaign,” Dominic Gabello, Teague’s campaign manager, said in a statement. “New Mexicans in the 2nd congressional district want someone who is going to work hard for the people and communities they represent, and that’s what they have with Harry Teague.”

Teague’s campaign announced that he has over $1,170,000 in the bank, while Pearce’s campaign said they have over a million dollars in the bank.

Pearce held the seat from when he was elected in 2002 until he left the seat in an unsuccessful attempt at U.S. Senate in 2008.

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