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10/12/12 New Mexico in Focus Audio: Episode 615

This week, NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS’ one-on-one interviews continue with candidates for federal office. Representative Ben Ray Lujan of Nambe talks about his fight to continue representing New Mexico in the 3rd Congressional District. Representative Steve Pearce speaks with Gene Grant about his campaign to keep his seat in the 2nd Congressional District.

Maria Hinojosa, correspondent for the PBS series NEED TO KNOW, and noted Latina journalist, speaks with Alicia Lueras Maldonado about multicultural issues in the 2012 election and the push by Republicans and Democrats to win the Hispanic vote.

The Albuquerque Journal’s Michael Coleman joins The Line, to discuss the congressional debates that aired on New Mexico PBS this week.

The opinion panel also goes “on-the-clock” with the latest campaign finance numbers and legislative campaign action.

Maria Hinojosa, Correspondent, Need to Know
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, (D) New Mexico 3rd Congressional District
Rep. Steve Pearce, (R) New Mexico 2nd Congressional District

THE LINE Guest Panelist:
Michael Coleman, Washington Bureau Chief, Albuquerque Journal

THE LINE Panelists:
Jamie Estrada, Former U.S. Commerce Department Official
Dan Foley, Former New Mexico House Republican Whip
Sophie Martin, Editor, New Mexico Law Review

Alicia Lueras Maldonado

Gene Grant

The Producer of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is Matt Grubs. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation. Subscribe to the New Mexico in Focus Podcast on iTunes.