Sam Donaldson moderates this debate between Republican challenger Jefferson Byrd and the incumbent for the Third District seat, Ben Ray Lujan. Originally aired on October 23, 2014.
This week on New Mexico in Focus, Correspondent Gwyneth Doland continues the series of one-on-one interviews with candidates competing in November’s general election. NMIF welcomes New Mexico Congressional District 1 Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham and Republican challenger Mike Frese.
NMiF host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel analyze the Congressional District 1 interviews and discuss the Congressional District 3 debate between Democratic incumbent Ben Ray Luján, and Republican challenger Jefferson Byrd, airing this week on KNME and New Mexico public media.
Before Gene and The Line go “On the Clock” with a variety of current topics, hosting duties are turned over to political psychologist and women’s issues expert Martha Burk for a special segment on women and the 2014 election. On tap will be economic issues, including the minimum wage, poverty and the pay gap, and the effects of the Affordable Care Act on benefits such as birth control and maternity coverage.
Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland
Special Guest Host:
Martha Burk, Political Psychologist and Women’s Issues Expert, Author of “Your Voice, Your Vote: A Savvy Woman’s Guide to Power, Politics, and the Change We Need.”
Mike Frese, Republican Congressional District 1 Candidate, Challenger
Michelle Lujan Grisham, Democratic Congressional District 1 Candidate, Incumbent
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Attorney, Sanchez Legal Solutions
Merritt Allen, Principal and Executive Director, Vox Optima, LLC
Stephanie Maez, CEO, Center for Civic Policy
Carla Sonntag, Founder and President, New Mexico Business Coalition
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 815 for air October 24, 2014