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The Line: New Mexico’s Gubernatorial Race

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May 25, 2018 – Primary elections in New Mexico take place on June 5. There are three Democratic candidates running for the nomination for governor: businessman Jeff Apodaca, state legislator Joseph Cervantes and Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham, who is giving up her first congressional district seat to run for the state’s highest office. Representative Steve Pearce, who is giving up his seat in the second congressional district, is the only Republican candidate. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at tactics being used on the campaign trail and offer some predictions for how the races will play out.

For Further Reading:
Get to Know: The Democratic Candidates on the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Ballot  Santa Fe Reporter
Pearce launches TV ads, despite no primary rival  Albuquerque Journal

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Sophie Martin, attorney
Zackary Quintero, J.D. candidate, UNM’s School of Law; community organizer; president, Young Democrats of New Mexico

The Line: Bottom Ranking For New Mexico Nursing Homes

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May 25, 2018 – An in-depth article by Albuquerque Journal reporter Marie C. Baca sparked a conversation among Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists about the serious deficiencies reported for nearly half of all nursing homes in New Mexico. Estimates are that by the year 2030 New Mexico will have the fourth largest population in the country of people 65 years and older. As our population ages, what can be done to improve our ranking in nursing care, both now and in the future?

For Further Reading:
Nursing homes in New Mexico rank at the bottom Albuquerque Journal

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Sophie Martin, attorney
Zackary Quintero, J.D. candidate, UNM’s School of Law; community organizer; president, Young Democrats of New Mexico