Review: Most candidates, PACs comply with New Mexico law

June 7, 2017 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver says the majority of the candidates and political committees involved in the last election cycle complied with the state’s campaign finance reporting laws.

Toulouse Oliver on Wednesday released the findings of a random review of 106 candidates and committees.

She says violations ranged from exceeding contribution limits to misusing funds. All but one worked with her office to come into voluntary compliance with the reporting act.

In the outstanding case, the secretary of state’s office says the New Mexico Habitat Conservation Initiative should have registered as a political committee rather than a corporation.

The report lists more than $52,000 in political contributions by the organization.

The organization said Wednesday it never received a letter from the secretary of state’s office and will provide additional information to resolve the matter.

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