The gubernatorial campaign of Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham paid $62,500 toward a settlement with a former campaign spokesman who accused her of sexual misconduct in 2019.
Lujan Grisham’s campaign settled with former staffer James Hallinan, the Albuquerque Journal reported Monday, pointing to campaign finance documents filed by the campaign on Monday that reveal the payments.
The biannual campaign finance report shows five payments worth $12,500 in “legal expenses,” paid to Atlanta firm Buckley Beale LLP, which reportedly represented Hallinan. Lujan Grisham’s campaign has made one payment each month beginning in November 2020. More