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6/8/12 New Mexico in Focus Audio: Episode 550

This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, the spotlight is on the results of the state’s Republican and Democratic primaries. The Line opinion panel looks at upsets and surprises in the all of the major races, as well as the influence of PACs and Super PACs in the overall outcome at the polls. The group also turns its critical eye on whether campaign workers in Española bought votes with miniature bottles of whiskey, and if Rep. Steve Pearce’s fire management suggestions douse the flames of New Mexico wildfires? NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS producer Matt Grubs continues his conversation with veteran ABC newsman Sam Donaldson as they talk about the political climate surrounding the 2012 elections.

Sam Donaldson, ABC News Correspondent

—THE LINE Guest Panelists:
Gwyneth Doland, Executive Director, New Mexico Foundation for Open Government
Jamie Estrada, Former U.S. Commerce Department Official
Tom Garrity, President & CEO, The Garrity Group
Laura Sanchez, Environmental Attorney

Matt Grubs, NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS Producer

Gene Grant

The Producers of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS are Matt Grubs and Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation.