Diamond claims Martinez-Parra’s campaign is being funded by progressive organizations outside the state.
On her website she states, “I’m running to be your next State Senator from New Mexico District 35 because I have become increasingly concerned by the radical policies being pushed by progressive outsiders in our district. These radical policies will destroy working families, our community’s way of life, and are not in line with the values of District 35. This race isn’t about left vs right — it’s about right vs wrong. Sadly, the special interest groups who are backing my opponent have battled farmers and ranchers for years, want to tear up the 2nd Amendment, and care more about urban issues than they do the issues affecting our community.”
According to campaign-finance reports, Martinez-Parra has raised $68,533 so far, $14,500 from Political Action Committees.
The only PAC from outside the state is the union for electrical workers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which gave her $2,500.
Other in-state PACs contributing to her campaign include $3,500 from Lobo, $3,000 from the New Mexico branch of the National Education Association, $750 from the New Mexico branch of Planned Parenthood, $2,000 from Conservation Voters New Mexico, $5,000 from New Mexico Working Families and $250 from Enchantment PAC.
Diamond has raised $91,900 so far, $3,000 of which is from political action committees within the state.
She received $2,500 from the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association and $500 from PAC22. One of PAC22’s biggest contributors is Chevron.