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Interviews with Senator Tom Udall & Republican challenger Allen Weh, Campaign Ad Spending & Media Coverage

This week is the final episode of New Mexico in Focus before the 2014 Mid Term Election. Correspondent Gwyneth Doland continues the series of one-on-one interviews with Senator Tom Udall and Republican challenger Allen Weh.

NMiF host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel analyze the one-on-one interviews as well as the debate between candidates Udall and Weh, airing this week on KNME and New Mexico public media.

Producer Floyd Vasquez talks campaign ad spending and media coverage with New Mexico journalists, a political science professor and a long-time state legislator.

The Line also marks the rapid approach of Election Day by taking a look at pollsters’ predictions, the impact of negative ads, and the battle between the two major parties over control of New Mexico’s House of Representatives.

Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland

Guests:
Justin Horwath, Santa Fe Reporter
Trip Jennings, Executive Director, New Mexico In Depth
Tim Krebs, Professor of Political Science, UNM
Rick Miera, House Majority Floor Leader
Tom Udall, Democratic Senatorial Candidate, Incumbent
Allen Weh, Republican Senatorial Candidate, Challenger

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House Minority Whip
Sophie Martin, Editor, DukeCityFix.com & Attorney

Guest Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former State Representative
Dede Feldman, former State Senator

Host: Gene Grant

The Producers of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS are Megan Kamerick and Floyd Vasquez. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation.

Episode 816 for air October 31, 2014