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      Udall building Senate re-election war chest

      New Mexico Senator Tom Udall

      SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The latest fundraising disclosures show that Democratic Sen. Tom Udall has stockpiled $1.5 million so far for his re-election campaign next year.

      Udall raised nearly $875,000 from April through June, and spent almost $264,000.

      No Republican challenger has announced plans so far to run against Udall.

      Udall's campaign cash balance of $1.5 million is the largest of any member of New Mexico's congressional delegation.

      Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports show Republican Rep. Steve Pearce with cash-on-hand of $758,000 in his re-election account at the end of June, Democrat Ben Ray Lujan had about $473,000 and first-term Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham had a campaign balance of nearly $201,000.

      Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich, who won election last year, reported a balance of $156,000 in his campaign account.

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